During the UN Human Rights Council's 48th session, RFSL and several other actors are organising a virtual side event focusing on the UN system's responsibility to respect the human rights of all family members without distinction of any kind. More information and a link for pre-registration can be found below.
Reclaiming Family Values
The UN system, including states, has a responsibility to respect the human rights of all family members without distinction of any kind and this is of particular importance in times of crisis, when inequalities are highlighted. States should recognize that the family unit assumes a wide variety of forms in different societies around the world. States should recognize that various family units are comprised of diverse individuals, each of whom has a distinct set of needs that must be met in order to support physical, mental, and emotional well-being and individual growth.
We see the potential to protect and promote the human rights of all family members in different family contexts across regions. In pursuit of this aim, during the side event, GIN-SSOGIE will share information and learnings about various forms of family, and their historical and regional variations through the launch of an extensive report “Reclaiming Families and Traditional Values”.
Dr Hugo Cordova Quero (Argentina)
Rev Kakay Pamaran (Philippines)
Ymania Brown (Australia/Samoa)
Oumaima Dermoumi (Morocco)
Dillon Mohamed (Guyana)
Benny Odongo (Kenya)
Moderator: Misza Cherniak (Poland/Russia)
Date: September 15, 2021 Time: 1PM-2.30PM CET Registration: Link to pre-register for the virtual side event.