Addressing Birth Defects from the Lens of Human Rights & Inclusion

Addressing Birth Defects from the Lens of Human Rights & Inclusion

No. of pages: 08

Publication date: 2020

Author: UNFPA Sri Lanka

UNFPA Sri Lanka hosted a panel discussion at the 9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD) which was held from 23rd to 25th February 2020 in Colombo.

The session took the form of a dialogue focused on a human rights and gender equality angle to disability and birth defects. The dialogue highlighted rights-based approaches to promote inclusion and accept
diversity of people with disabilities; and providing SRH services and comprehensive sexuality education to them. This post-dialogue brief provides a snapshot of the panel discussion and advocacy pointers that can assist in evidence-based policymaking.