India presents third UPR at Human Rights Council

India presented its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 4th May, 2017. The Government of India received recommendations on a number of gender and sexuality issues, including sexual violence, LGBT rights, girls’ education, child marriage, forced sterilisation, domestic violence and marital rape. In its reply, the government of India cited facts and figures as well as legal and policy level steps taken to improve the situation of these various issues. The government of India has opted to report in September, 2017 on the recommendations that it finally decides to accept.