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What’s the Law Got to Do with it?

Government laws and policies affect almost every aspect of our lives - from crossing the road to going to school, to visiting your local doctor or buying contraception. When it comes to your health, laws and policies could be the difference between you being able to see a doctor on your own, getting the treatment you need, or even being able to get commodities such as contraceptives.

UNESCO, UNFPA, IPPF, Youth LEAD and the South African Development Community Parliamentarian’s Forum are collaborating to host a session at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia to review how low and policy affects young people’s access to sexual and reproductive (SRH) health services.

The session will draw on a series of recent studies from around the globe including the first-ever review of legal and policy barriers to young people’s SRH in Asia-Pacific produced by UNESCO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNDP and Youth LEAD, Young People and the Law in Asia-Pacific, and other studies, and include the voices of young people as session moderators and speakers. Beyond the review of barriers, the panelists will also focus on examples of progressive laws and policies that enable young people’s access to SRH services and safeguard their rights, including a Model Law on Ending Child Marriage being supported by the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Session title: What’s the Law Got to Do with it? Legal and policy barriers to young people’s sexual and reproductive health services

Session date: Tuesday 26 January 2016

Session time: 4:20-5:20

Session room: Kintamani 5

Contact: Justine Sass (j.sass@unesco.org)

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