ICPD+25 NEWS

1. POLAND: STOP PRESS

Please sign the petition by Polish Women’s Strike opposing the presence of Polish religious extremists at the ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi

We, Polish women, who have been fighting in the black protests in 150 cities in Poland against the religious fundamentalist’s total ban on abortion in 2016 and 2018, urge you not to trust those who approach you with “Christian values” or “family rights”.

We want you to know that the foundation Ordo Iuris, which claims to represent Poland at the Nairobi ICPD25 summit, is not representing us. This is a foundation that acts against our rights, which tried to introduce a penalty of up to 3 years for abortion in Poland, and is now trying to punish with up to 5 years in prison for sexual education under the pretext of “stopping paedophilia”.

We, the Polish women, who had to go into the streets to defend our rights, want you to know that Ordo Iuris is persecuting our activists by engaging in legal harassment and our children suffer because of their anti-LGBT hate actions. This is a small anti-human rights group of wealthy lawyers who have received advisory status at the UN, while, we, average Polish women, have no voice to speak to you.

We want you to hear us! Sign here today, please – ICPD+25 starts today

2. From: Statement by UK government representative Baroness Sugg

In a letter dated 5 November 2019 to the Campaign, Baroness Sugg CBE, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Development, said: “The Nairobi Summit on ICPD+25 will be an opportunity for the global community to restate the importance of comprehensive SRHR, including access to safe abortion. The UK is committed to scaling up access to safe abortion, including in the most marginalised and hard to reach communities, and I will make this commitment clear throughout my Summit engagements.”

3. Global Declaration on Abortion for the Nairobi Summit on ICPD+25 (November 12-14, 2019)

The final text of the Declaration is available in English, FrenchPortuguese and Spanish.

4. A Catalyst for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings

Infographic by the InterAgency Working Group

5. Campaign Panel – 13 November 2019, 13:00-14:30

    Safe Abortion in Health Systems, Regional Challenges, Progress & Accelerators

6. African Women’s Development and Communication Network video