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Jakarta Post

‘Fabric of Being’: Asian, African artists connect fabrics and people

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

Nairobi, Kenya   /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  02:26 am

Food for thought: Born from the Same Womb by Abdi Karya is one of the works on display at the Fabric of Being exhibition held on the sideline of the Nairobi Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.Twenty-five years ago, the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo came out with the iconic declaration that the “world population is not a balance sheet but a rich tapestry of people’s lives”.It came out with the conviction that women and girls belong squarely at the center of development: people first, with priority attention given to women and girls.Since then, much progress has been made, yet for many women and girls, the world envisioned during the groundbreaking event in Cairo is still far from reality and the newly opened Nairobi Summit aims to accelerate the promise made back then.Alongside over 6,000 delegates attending the summit, renowned African and As...