A summit on population and development kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, with world leaders and delegates focused on how to end violence against women and child marriages.

Hosted by the UN Population Fund and the governments of Kenya and Denmark, the International Conference on Population and Development brought together over 7,000 delegates from 164 countries, including heads of state, government officials, lawmakers, and NGO representatives, among others.

Opening the three-day summit, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said: “I really do believe the reason so many of us have convened in Nairobi is because we recognize

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