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Women & girls at the center: Nairobi Summit aims to settle unfinished business

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  02:30 am
New lease of life: More than 6,000 participants attend the start of the Nairobi Summit in Kenya on Tuesday where they will unveil commitments to end preventable maternal death, meet all women’s demands for family planning and stop violence against women and girls by 2030. (JP/Stevie Emilia)(JP/Stevie Emilia)

New lease of life: More than 6,000 participants attend the start of the Nairobi Summit in Kenya on Tuesday where they will unveil commitments to end preventable maternal death, meet all women’s demands for family planning and stop violence against women and girls by 2030. (JP/Stevie Emilia)Young people took center stage at the start of the three-day Nairobi Summit on Tuesday, speaking up and calling on governments to speed up in fulfilling the promises they made 25 years ago at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo.In Cairo, 179 governments, including Indonesia, adopted an action plan for women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive health for all — a groundbreaking move that has transformed the way in which the linkages between population, poverty reduction and sustainable development were addressed: by putting the rights, needs and...