Who’s fighting for your reproductive rights?
If you haven’t heard of the Nairobi Summit, keep reading.
Last week, activists, NGOs, governments and UN representatives from around the world gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the current state of reproductive rights worldwide — an event known as the Nairobi Summit.
While many attended the Summit to promote universal access to contraception and safe abortion (like us), representatives from the Trump Administration were there to promote their anti-choice, anti-contraception, abstinence-only platform. The U.S. delegation attended many side sessions hosted by Family Watch International and C-FAM, both designated as anti-LGBT hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Fortunately, dozens of other organizations and country governments took the lead — they pledged to provide contraception to everyone who wants it, end maternal deaths, and abolish gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030.
That sounds like a lot of work to do in the next decade, but we are already well on our way to achieve those goals. As you are reading this, six countries are working on major abortion reforms! We hope that in the decade ahead, we will witness the return of a US Government that honors a woman’s right to make decisions about her body and future.
Until then, the fight continues!
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