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Thu, 14 November - 12:30 - 14:00 EAT
Courtyard 2

Unpacking the Politics of Manifestos

Political initiatives that entirely oppose SRHR at the normative and programmatic level have recently increased in their resolve despite 25 years of progress on the ICPD. This session considers the design and plot of thefar-right policy agend onn SRHR, based on the value system of those who advocate viewpoints that restrict rights and choices for all. The session will contextualize the phenomenon in the wider anti-gender movement and uncover the proliferation, tentacles and tactics of opposition movements against SRHR worldwide. It provides a platform for progressive actors to consider solutions that can respond to and counter ideologies that seek to inhibit ICPD and undermine progress towards the SDGs.This session is convened by African Parliamentary Forum on P&D; EPF; South Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum.

Thu, 14 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Umeme Stage

Data innovations - Using data for action

This lightning session will feature inspirational persons sharing the newest in innovation, technology and data to empower those who are still left behind. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a Community Conversation on Interactive theater and Storytelling (13:00) and a live podcast featuring Jayathma Wikramanayake, the SG's Envoy on Youth, (13:45) in the Community Corner.

Thu, 14 November - 14:30 - 16:00 EAT
Lawn Hall

Summit Closing: A Global Call to Action

Over three days, the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will cover over 85 events that chart the path forward for different thematic areas under the ICPD Programme of Action. Stakeholders will announce major commitments to turn novel ideas and agreed best practices into concrete plans for progress. But what will it take to keep the momentum of the Summit all the way through 2030 and beyond? The Summit Closing will be a celebratory and reflective event during which participants have the opportunity to ask themselves, their communities, their governments and their leaders: “What can we do today, tomorrow, and over the course of the next decade, to ensure rights and choices are a reality for all?”

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Aberdare/Lenana

A Feminist Approach to Humanitarian Action

Of the 143 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, more than one in four are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age whose rights, safety and dignity are often violated and must be protected. This special session will highlight a feminist approach to humanitarian action as a means of addressing challenges and accelerating progress to achieve the ICPD and 2030 agendas.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 4

Transparency for Progress: Accountability Tracking Schema to Monitor Commitments and Financing Post-ICPD25

Numerous events and reports on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence programming, alongside accountability tracking, raised awareness and stressed theimportance of policy coherence and adequate action to tackle these development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. However, they often do not result in sustained implementation and resource commitments. The interconnectedness of economic policy and related SDG targets of maternal mortality, GBV and harmful practices such as early marriage and FGM necessitate engagement acrossectors for transparent costing, budgeting, women and youth empowerment, and framework building. This session will bring together a rural women leader, a Minister of higher education, two Francophone young women leaders, a parliamentarian, a judge and several other key African leaders. It will provide a platform for policy dialogue between key multi-sector stakeholders to discuss critical challenges and opportunities to advancing the implementation, financing and monitoring of ICPD Plus 25 normative commitments related to the identified issues. Participants will share broader country-level experiences, provide follow up coordinated actions and highlight the key role of capacity development for young African leaders to empower sustained action and act as a steward for policy coherence, financing needs and universal health coverage, ensuring "no one is left behind.”

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 3

Self-Care Interventions in SRHR: Power In Your Hands

The recent release of the World Health Organization’s consolidated guidelines on self-care interventions for health on sexual and reproductive health and rights was a pivotal moment for the SRHR community. This interactive session will address why self-care interventions for SRHR matter to individuals and countries, and what we can do together to empower people, cultivate strong political and financial will, and build an effective and accountable health system for self-care. Participants will also discuss the challenges and opportunities for self-care to take hold as an integral component of health systems and as a critical pathway to achieving universal health coverage, which can move the needle on lifting the next generation out of poverty. This session will be convened by Population Services International, the International Youth Alliance for FP (IYAFP) and the White Ribbon Alliance.

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