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Science for Democracy presents parallel reports at the United Nations

This week, Science for Democracy and the International Human Rights Center at Loyola Law School will be presenting two parallel reports at the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 74th Pre-sessional Working Group in Geneva.

The Committee will be considering reports for Angola, Georgia, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone. Science for Democracy, in collaboration with local NGOs, has submitted a report on the criminalization of abortion, barriers to abortion care, and the lack of effective family planning in Pakistan; and on the dangerous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sierra Leone.

These parallel reports, prepared by civil society, provide the UN Committees with important information about the current state of human rights in these countries. The reports on Sierra Leone and Pakistan, along with past reports submitted by Science for Democracy, can be viewed and downloaded here.