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Hopes for the Future after the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

“My vision is that we will have all girls being able to access sexual and reproductive health knowledge and rights.”
– Mourine Achieng, Moving the Goalposts

This week, Girls’ Globe has been on the ground at the Nairobi Summit to amplify the voices of grassroots activists, youth leaders and passionate advocates. 25 years ago, in 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development adopted a landmark Programme of Action. There has been significant progress since then, but dramatic inequality remains, and we have a long way still to go. What happens after this year’s summit is crucial.

In this video, we hear from women about their hopes and visions for the future.

Why is the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 important?

Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development is taking place 25 years after the first conference was held in Cairo in 1994. The Summit gathers civil society, youth activists, UN leaders, ministers and heads of state in the Kenyan capital this week. There are very many aspects as to why this Summit comes at a critical time. We asked grassroots advocates: “why is the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 important to you?” Here’s what they said…

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In 2012 I was fortunate enough to be selected as a Youth Leader for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Global Youth Forum, held in Bali, Indonesia. The Forum was preceded by extensive interaction at national and global levels on the themes of

Girls' Globe interviews Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland

During the Women Deliver conference, I had the great pleasure and honor to interview Tarja Halonen, a woman who was the president of my own home country, Finland, for the past 12 years from 2000 to 2012. She was the 11th elected president of Finland,

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