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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a UN mechanism that allows for the human rights of every country in the world to be reviewed.
Access to education, the right to make choices about your own body – these are things many of us take for granted. But the reality for many women and young girls in developing countries is very different.
Denied rights to some very basic choices – such as how many children to have and when, whether to stay in school, and how to participate in their country’s economy.
For some, this is about culture, custom, economics or just denial of basic human rights. For others it is as simple, yet life changing, as not having access to modern contraceptive methods.
Times Square, New York. On 23rd September thousands of commuters and tourists in Times Square watched as the faces of young women from all over the world lit up a billboard accompanied by the message: ‘I Decide’.
The billboard broadcast is part of the ‘I Decide’ campaign which is demanding that sexual and reproductive health and rights are put at the heart of the new development framework.