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This is why they march

As the international community comes together at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, there’s a lot we can learn from the women and men, girls and boys who work every day to make rights and choices a reality in their communities – sometimes risking their lives, and always giving of themselves.

They are the ones braving explosions to deliver babies in humanitarian crises ... climbing mountains to bring contraceptives to remote places ... walking miles barefoot to persuade leaders to abandon FGM. They are the ones who make sure the people they care about have what they need to claim their rights. The ones with the courage to challenge inequality and violence, and to talk about the things no one else wants to talk about. 

They keep going – because there’s too much at stake for them to stop. This is why they march.

What about you? Use the hashtag #IMarchFor to join the conversation on social media – and share your story of action to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment in your community.

This is why they march | Dominican Republic

This is why they march – For sexuality education in the Dominican Republic

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This is why they march | Nepal

This is why they march – For family planning access in Nepal

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This is why they march | Rwanda

This is why they march – For sexuality education in Rwanda

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This is why they march | Bolivia

This is why they march – For sexual and reproductive health in Bolivia

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This is why they march | Yemen

This is why they march – For pregnant women and newborns in Yemen

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This is why they march | The Gambia

This is why they march – For an end to FGM in the Gambia

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