It would cost $600 to spare a girl from becoming a child bride
A girl child given bodycare education and provided opportunities to hone self-care skills, participates fully in quality life promoting activities. This in turn is what makes a mature woman demand services and be engaged in causing better life for self and planned for children in case she is to have them.
We bring you two issues that caught our eyes during this on-going ICPD 25+ Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
SRHR and Women with Disabilities: Bringing Two Movements Together
Women with disabilities have been systematically denied the right to free and informed consent, bodily autonomy and self-determination in making choices about SRH, leading to forced sterilization, abortion and contraception. This underscored why there is an urgent need to ensure SRHR advocacy addresses the rights and needs of women with disabilities. Stakeholders need to lay the groundwork for critical advocacy to address these intersectional rights issues. This session is convened by CREA; Kenyan Women with Disabilities Network; Women with Disabilities India Network.
Every day more than 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth
For $115.5 billion, preventable maternal deaths could be ended by 2030, according to a UN report presented yesterday at the International Conference on Population and Development, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. And for $264 billion, countries could end maternal deaths, gender-based violence, child marriage, and deliver family planning to all women by 2030. The summit’s aim: accelerate progress toward these goals—topping up pledges made 25 years ago at the landmark Cairo population and development conference.
Countries need about $264 billion - the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft - to end maternal deaths, gender based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study.