The statement “Safe abortion and the post-2015 agenda” was written following the 47th Commission on Population and Development’ Outcome resolution. It can be used for advocacy for the right to safe abortion and for wide dissemination to NGOs and women’s groups and to key players at national, regional and global level who are involved in developing the ICPD Beyond 20 and the post-2015 agenda and the sustainability development goals.
The statement is supported by 248 signatories
13 May 2014
Safe abortion and the post-2015 agenda
The International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion is a coalition of organizations and networks that support women’s right to safe, legal abortion, with members in 108 countries across the globe. Our aims are to promote universal access to safe, legal abortion as a women’s health and human rights issue, and to support women’s autonomy to make their own decisions whether and when to have children and have access to the means of acting on those decisions without risk to their health and lives.
We would like to congratulate the 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD) on many aspects of the Outcome Resolution, particularly the language on human rights and women’s empowerment in relation to population and development. We agree with many other commentators that support for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights has come into its own in this Outcome Resolution, a major achievement since the 1994 ICPD.
At the same time, we believe there is more to be said on the subject of abortion, which we would like to express here.
FULL text of the statement can be found at the links below: