In a very ambitious appeal, the parliamentarians attending the she-matters conference called on the G7/20 to:
– Step up their commitment to SRHR, gender equality, women’s and girls’ human rights and their empowerment to create the conditions for them to lead self-determined, healthy, and productive lives
– Eliminate discrimination without distinction of any kind, incl. SOGI
– Ensure full respect for women’s bodily autonomy and right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on matters related to their sexuality
– Review and repeal laws that punish women and girls who have or are accused of having undergone illegal abortions, and end imprisonment for such acts
– Ensure the respect, promotion and protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, including universal access to quality, comprehensive, youth-friendly, integrated and affordable sexual and reproductive health information, education and services, including a wide range of modern methods of family planning, and emergency contraception as defined and recommended by WHO, while removing legal, regulatory, social and gender barriers to these for adolescents and unmarried women
– Reaffirm that low- and middle-income countries need external resources for sustainable development, and that, in view of their responsibility, G7 countries and other high-income countries, must re-commit to the 0,7% share of GDP to ODA and ensure debt sustainability, debt restructuring and debt relief where necessary
The appeal was handed over to the German G7 Sherpa, Mr. Roeller at the end of the conference on April 17th, 2015.