Textiles are inextricably linked to our lives, essential to our survival and powerful signifiers of our existence.

In the Fabric of Being textile exhibition at the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit, renowned artists and designers from Africa and Asia reflect upon womanhood, women’s rights, gender equity, fertility, contraception, diversity, violence against women and other issues that both emanate from and are woven into the ICPD Programme of Action.

The collaboration and conversation among African and Asian artists and organizations ultimately embodies the Nairobi Summit’s spirt of innovative partnerships in harnessing creativity for social causes. The exhibition is thus not only an aesthetic addition to ICPD25, but contributes to the Summit’s aspirations of fully realizing an inclusive Programme of Action underpinned by sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.


Photo by Rosalia Sciortino and Catha Maria