In response to the Nairobi Statment on ICPD25: Strengthening Women’s Leadership and Gender Equity in Global Health to Accelerate Implementation of ICPD
Women in Global Health recognise the landmark ICPD adopted by 179 countries in Cairo Egypt 25 years ago in 1994. We recognise the impact of the Programme for the rights of women and girls, gender equality and therefore for sustainable development and all of humanity.
We are experiencing and witnessing challenging times. As we write this, the world is processing the tragic events that have taken place in the US: unjust killings of African-Americans, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have spurred demonstrations and demands for justice.
Honoring women health pioneers is integral to WGH. Heroines of health hold a variety of positions including department heads, nurses, community health workers (CHW), researchers, physicians, policymakers, representatives of INGOs, midwives, educators, human rights activists, and volunteers.