Gender and Sexual Reproductive Rights and Health are definitely in the agenda here at the DPI. I’m at the side-event: “Giving a Voice to Grassroots People – The Fulda-Mosocho Project in Kenya” that is working to prevent Female Genital Mutilation and by preventing FGM is connecting the dots between protecting the planet and giving people the change for a better life.
(You can find more information about the experiences in Fulda-Mosocho Project – www.fulda-mosocho-project.com)
And for those who would like to learn more about the topic, they just shared a UNICEF report called: “The Dynamics of Social Change – Towards abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting in five African countries.” you can download it at the link: http://www.unicef.at/fileadmin/medien/pdf/fgm_insight_eng.pdf
But if you are still not clear about why sexual and reproductive health and rights are imperative to ensure a real sustainable development, check this article with a very clear economic argument also shared in the session! http://www.weibliche-genitalverstuemmelung-ueberwinden.com/Dateien/Release-Konsens-2007.pdf