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Sexual, Reproductive Rights Should Be Included In Post-2015 Development Agenda Discussions

Huffington Post: Another New Year — And One More Chance to Choose the World We Want
Mariela Castro Espín, Cuban member of parliament, president of CENESEX, and a member of the U.N. High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)

“…Throughout 2014, in a series of global and regional deliberations, representatives from all member states of the United Nations will begin negotiating the basis for a new development framework to be adopted in 2015 that will affect the lives of billions of people from all countries, rich or poor, developed and developing, from north and south, for decades to come. … I wish us to promote a global development agenda that enhances the freedoms and full capacities of women and young people by protecting all their human rights, especially those related to their dignity and their sexual and reproductive lives…” (1/13).