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25 years ago, a global revolution started in Cairo when 179 world leaders met at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) recognized that individuals have a basic human right to make free and responsible reproductive choices. The ICPD programme of action stressed that women's empowerment is a precondition to development. Despite progress in the Arab region, the quest to fulfil ICPD promises for everyone remains challenging. #ICPD25