All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and must enjoy the equal protection of the law against discrimination based on their sexuality, sex or gender.
|The right to equality, equal protection of the law and freedom from all forms of discrimination based on sex, sexuality or gender can be used to campaign
- Laws that prohibit discrimination against any minority group, and their effective enforcement
- Freedom from prejudicial, customary and other practices that are based on the idea of the inferiority of women
- Gender-sensitive interpretation of human rights
- Discrimination with regard to access to:
– sexual and reproductive health care services, e.g.
– where women require spousal consent, but men do not
– where young people require parental consent
– where services are only made available to married women
– information and education to ensure health and well-being
- Discrimination against women, which denies them:
– access to appropriate nutrition and care
– legal protection against violence, especially domestic violence
- Discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy or motherhood in social, domestic or employment spheres
- Sexual and reproductive health programmes that have the effect of discriminating against particular population groups
| People with disabilities have the right to recognition of their sexuality as a positive aspect of their lives and to be protected by law against discrimination.