Empower Young People to Sustain Our Planet, and Let Peace and Prosperity Thrive

Young people at ICPD25 youth session. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Crystal OrdersonNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to be met? DO you think this time around there is a commitment to ensure that these promises are met? The Nairobi Summit is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity. We all have an opportunity to repeat the message that women’s empowerment will move at snail-pace unless we bolster reproductive health and rights across the world. This is no longer a fleeting concern, but a 21st century socio-economic reality. We can choose to take a range of actions, such as empowering women and girls by providing access to good health, education and job training. Or we can choose paths such as domestic abuse, female genital mutilation and child marriages, which, according to a 2016 Africa Human Development Report by UNDP, costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion per year on average due to gender inequality and lack of women’s empowerment. Fortunately, the world has made real progress in the fight to take the right path. There is no lack of women trailblazers in all aspects of human endeavour. It has taken courage to make those choices, with current milestones being the result of decades of often frustrating work by unheralded people, politics and agencies. Leaders like the indefatigable Dr. Natalia Kanem the Executive Director of UNFPA and her predecessors, are pushing the g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

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Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
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