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Times Square, New York. On 23rd September thousands of commuters and tourists in Times Square watched as the faces of young women from all over the world lit up a billboard accompanied by the message: ‘I Decide’.
The billboard broadcast is part of the ‘I Decide’ campaign which is demanding that sexual and reproductive health and rights are put at the heart of the new development framework.
IPPF marks the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation today by highlighting the role of advocacy through its Innovation Fund project in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Rwandan genocide of 1994 is well documented. During what has been described as “one of the most intensive killing campaigns in human history”, over 2 million people fled the country to neighbouring states. As they began to return home, settling in populous refugee villages with limited health support and infrastructure, pre-existing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) problems grew in volume and severity, and the need for action became ever more urgent.