The team of Human Touch Foundation led by Peter F. Borges, Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Applesta Da Costa and Venicia Fernandes, participated in the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 which was held from 12th–14th November 2019, at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, under the theme “Accelerating the Promise”
The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. The event was held to mark the achievements and progress made to advance rights and choices for all; to recommit to completing the ICPD Program of Action, and to advance the implementation of the ICPD agenda, understanding its important contribution to accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the framework of Agenda 2030.
On the side-lines of the event, Applesta Da Costa, who rrepresentsHuman Touch Foundation on the National Youth Task Force for UNAIDS, participated in the High-Level Meeting of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC), themed “Young Women and Girls Won’t Wait”. The meeting discussed using a rights-based framework to advocate for strengthened HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health services.
“Empowering young girls and women empowers the families, communities, societies and finally nation, expressed Peter F. Borges, Founder and Chief Executive of Human Touch Foundation. Human Touch Foundation has been leading integrated responses on HIV-SRH (Sexual and Reproductive Health) in Goa engaging adolescents and young people.