Women’s Empowerment Key To Achieving SDGs, U.N. Deputy SG Says At ICPD25 Summit; UNFPA Releases Report; Kenya Pledges To End FGM By 2022
Health Policy Watch: Nairobi Population Summit Draws Attention & Debate Over Reproductive Health Rights
“…[A]s the Nairobi Summit (ICPD25) kicked-off under the theme ‘Accelerating the promise,’ abortion opponents and faith-based groups were holding a parallel meeting at a Catholic church next to the venue, saying that the meeting didn’t reflect their views and positions…” (Nzwili, 11/12).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: The cost to stop women dying in childbirth by 2030? 46 military aircrafts
“Countries need about $264 billion — the equivalent cost of 110 military aircrafts — to end maternal deaths, gender based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study. An investment of $115.5 billion — which is equivalent to the cost of 46 high-end military aircrafts — would end needless maternal deaths by 2030, researchers said at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Kenya…” (Bhalla, 11/13).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya pledges to end FGM by 2022 — ahead of global target
“Kenya’s president on Tuesday promised to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2022, a goal women’s rights campaigners said was unrealistic due to insecurity and high prevalence rates in some parts of the east African nation. … ‘Kenya commits to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2022,’ President Uhuru Kenyatta told a global conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights as part of a series of commitments made by governments at the event…” (Bhalla, 11/12).
U.N. News: Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development
“The global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told world leaders meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday. … For Ms. Mohammed, the Nairobi Summit is also an opportunity to mobilize political and financial momentum towards realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015…” (11/12).