To ask Her Majesty's Government by what process the statement from the 2022 International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief was modified to delete references to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” and “bodily autonomy”.
3 August 2022
The UK is committed to defending and promoting universal and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights and will continue working with other countries to protect gender equality in international agreements. In our capacity as Chair of the event, we amended the statement we made at the Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) Conference to make the final statement more inclusive of all perspectives and views, to allow for a constructive exchange of views on all issues. The UK continues to fund support and lead on issues of gender including on SRHR, through initiatives related to Women, Peace and Security, and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.