Forum on SRHR and Disability during the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

18 November, 2019


2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). SRHM joined ministers, thought-leaders, grassroots organizations, academics and others at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 between 12 and 14 November.

This-Ability Trust, in partnership with Sexual Reproductive Health Matters and Humanity & Inclusion’s Making it Work project, with support from the United Nations Population Fund and the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, organized a one day consultative forum to deliberate the sexual and reproductive health rights of women with disabilities in Nairobi, Kenya on November 11, 2019 .

The pre-ICPD Forum presented a joint commitment towards advancing the sexual and reproductive health rights of all persons with disability, with special attention to women and girls with disability, and worked towards the elaboration of a Call to Action in line with the priority areas for ICPD25. The forum highlighted the unique discrimination faced by women with disabilities, especially in relation to universal sexual and reproductive health coverage for women and girls with disabilities, eliminating violence against women with disabilities, and addressing the needs of those who are in most vulnerable situation, including those living in humanitarian settings.

Watch recordings of selected sessions:
Opening session (1hr 20 minutes)
Session 1 (40 minutes)
Session 2 (1hr 45 minutes)
Session 3 (30 minutes)

Read a recent article published in the SRHM special collection for ICPD25 ‘Actions, not words: progress since ICPD on disability and SRHR‘ by Tom Shakespeare, Shaffa Hameed & Lizzie Kiama and watch a 5 minute summary of the paper by Tom Shakespeare: