Kenyan Charities Urge Government To Withdraw From U.S.-Led Geneva Consensus Declaration, Saying Pact Aims To Limit Abortion Access, Women’s Rights
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenyan charities urge government to quit U.S.-led anti-abortion pact
“An alliance of Kenyan charities urged the government on Tuesday to withdraw from a U.S.-led international accord that critics say aims to limit abortion access for millions of women and girls around the world. Thirty-three nations, including Kenya, signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration (GCD) — which was co-sponsored by the United States, Brazil, Uganda, Egypt, Hungary, and Indonesia — on Oct. 22. … The pact is not legally binding, but charities working to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kenya said it was a deliberate attempt to weaken international efforts to safeguard women’s rights…” (Bhalla, 11/3).
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