Sexual Rights for All

Sexual rights are essential from a development perspective, as there is a clear link between poverty and unmet sexual and reproductive rights. Although sexual rights are implicitly embraced in many universal human rights instruments, they are not explicitly stated. Sweden’s point of departure is that development is ultimately driven by people’s own willingness, possibility and ability to improve their circumstances. The individual is the central subject of development and it is important to have an environment in which each individual enjoys all sexual rights and can take an active part in the development of their societies. The aim of this brochure Sexual Rights for All is to encourage a frank discussion about sexual rights as human rights and their role in development.

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