Senator Higgins participates in Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 - the most important meeting on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in 25 years

Alice Mary Higgins Nairobi Summit Icpd25
Alice Mary Higgins Nairobi Summit Icpd25

Last month, Senator Higgins was one of over 200 Parliamentarians from around the world who participated in the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 - the most important meeting on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in 25 years. The Summit brought together advocates dedicated to achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for everyone, everywhere.

Parliamentarians participating in this high-level conference mobilized political and financial commitments, centred around achieving:

Zero unmet need for family planning information and services

Zero preventable maternal deaths

Zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls

At the Summit, the European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights – whose executive committee Senator Higgins is a member of – launched an independent, global initiative: the Global Parliamentary Alliance for Health, Rights and Development (GPA), with the objective of providing a platform for parliamentarians from around the world to advocate for better health care, expanding human rights and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both in their home countries and abroad.  

For more information on the Nairobi Summit, the GPA and the goals I will be working towards see https://www.epfweb.org/sites/e...

More Stories

On International Data Protection Day 2021, Senator Higgins calls for new Data Awareness and Digital Empowerment Fund

On International Data Protection Day 2021, Independent Senator Alice-Mary Higgins has called for establishment of a new Data Awareness and Digital Empowerment Fund, to include money ringfenced from GDPR fines.

Senator Higgins said:  “The strengthening in Data Protection we have seen in recent years is as much about transparency and control as it is about privacy. Laws such as GDPR give individuals greater access to their own personal data and a say in how it is used.  At its best this goes beyond protection to empowerment.