Wilson Center Event Discusses Guttmacher-Lancet Commission On Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Forging A New Path Toward Universal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Sarah Barnes, project director, and Elizabeth Wang, intern, both at the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, highlight discussions from a recent Wilson Center event on the work of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The authors highlight comments from panelists, including Patricia Da Silva, associate director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation United Nations Liaison Office; Felicity Daly, honorary research fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, and Society at La Trobe University; Preston Mitchum, senior legal and international policy analyst at Advocates for Youth; and Mabel Bianco, president and founder of the Foundation for Studies and Research on Women. Barnes and Wang write, “Panelists agreed that the fight for reproductive justice expands beyond abortion. At the core of reproductive justice is the interconnection of health and human rights” (1/31).