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Protecting refugee women from gender-based violence

Amendment No. 5 | Doc. 14284 | 25 April 2017

Committee
Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
Origin
2017 - Second part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 5.2.7, insert the following paragraph:

"ensure that girls are free to decide for themselves, that their voluntary and informed consent should always be obtained, and that they do not require a spouse, parent/guardian or hospital authorities’ authorisation to access sexual and reproductive health services;"

Explanatory note

Human rights bodies have called on countries to eliminate the barriers people face in accessing health services, such as high fees for services, the requirement for authorisation by a spouse, parent/guardian or hospital authorities, distance from health-care facilities, and the absence of convenient and affordable public transport.