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UPR38: Denmark recommends the Seychelles to enact legislation to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of SOGI, to provide access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, including CSE and modern forms of contraceptives, and to ratify OPCAT.

Universal Periodic Review, 38th session
Human Rights Council

UPR of Seychelles, 10th May 2021
Intervention by Denmark

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Denmark welcomes the delegation of Seychelles and commends the Government for decriminalizing same-sex relations, and for adopting the Domestic Violence Bill in May 2020. However, we remain concerned by continued acts of violence and discrimination against LGBTI-persons.

Therefore, Denmark recommends the Government to enact legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination of all persons on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are key to empowering all women and girls. In line with the commitments made by Seychelles at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25,

Denmark recommends the Government to provide access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, including comprehensive sexuality education as part of the school curriculum and full and equal access to modern forms of contraceptives.

Finally, Denmark recommends the Government to ratify OPCAT.

Denmark wishes Seychelles a successful review.

I thank you.