No woman should have to risk imprisonment to access the health services she needs, wants, and deserves. This is an important step forwards for a region with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.
Sexual and reproductive rights are often lightning rods in intergovernmental debates and national politics and sidelined as distractions. But these rights are the basic rights of all individuals to have control over decisions that affect the most private aspects of their lives.
I joined the UN High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Development to help make sure sexual and reproductive rights are specifically addressed in the UN's Post-2015 Development Agenda, and that the rights of women and young people receive the priority they deserve.
Sexual freedom does not only include the right for gay couples to marry or the right to cross-dress in public, but our right to have the kind of sex we want in our private bedrooms, the freedom to express our ideas online and in the media and the freedom to be who we are.