PSN presents at reproductive rights event in Stockholm

October 22, 2009


PSNs Karen Newman has today given a presentation on reproductive rights at the European Commission European Development Day event The Strategy of Silence.

Credit: EDD Stockholm


Debating the strategy of silence

The meeting held at the Swedish Pavillion in Stockholm, Sweden, examined the consequences of how the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is met with silence.

PSN Coordinator Karen Newman spoke about the links between climate change and SRHRs, alongside Kasha Nabagesera from Uganda who discussed LGBT Rights - two areas where SRHR voices are not heard.

Other presentations took place by Åsa Regnér, Secretary General of The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) together with Birgitta Ohlsson (FP) and Hans Lindé (V), two Swedish Parliamentarians from both political wings, about Sweden and the Swedish EU Presidency’s role and responsibility for SRHR.

This European Commission event was organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU).

Follow the debate

A clip from the seminar can be viewed via the European Commission website.