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Progress too slow two years after Nairobi Summit

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15 November 2021 Tags: Advocacy, CountDown2030, COVID-19, ICPD, SRHR

Two years after the Nairobi summit, no country has yet fully achieved its pledges to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Rutgers takes stock.

In 2019, 8,500 people from 172 countries gathered in Nairobi to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). On Monday 15 November, the High-Level Commission on the Nairobi summit has launched its first progress report after the summit of 2019.

Many commitments were made to accelerate progress to SRHR for all. Two year’s in, however, young people are still deprived of safe and free sexual and reproductive lives. “No one had foreseen that COVID-19 would hit the world and would hamper and at times reverse progress made,” says Yvonne Bogaarts, manager Advocacy at Rutgers.

The new report shows that too many gaps remain in the ICPD25 goals, with dire consequences for individuals and families. Rutgers and its European peers, as part of the Countdown2030 consortium, respond to the new report and jointly call to make more crucial progress towards achieving sexual and reproductive justice. “We need to work even harder and scale up to actually realise sexual and reproductive health and rights for all,” urges Yvonne.

Read the full statement by Countdown 2030, where we call to

📣Make justice the end goal

✊🏽Put rights first

🆕Innovate health-care

🔗Reach those most in need

💶Commit more funding

 

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