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Submission on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression of Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence and Exploitation

This submission is our response to the Call for Submissions on Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression issued by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

The submission details concerns, gaps, challenges, and good practices in addressing the protection of victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and violence, particularly regarding denial of freedom of expression in the context of defamation cases against survivors of sexual violence and prioritization of freedom of expression over safety and protection from online sexual exploitation and abuse.