Gender equality

Gender equality is a human right. It is also essential for eradicating poverty and improving the lives of future generations. Gender equality is at the heart of all our programming and advocacy work. IPPF pushes for legal and policy reforms which combat female genital mutilation (FGM), early forced marriage and other forms of gender discrimination.

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The aim of the She Decides Conference was to increase commitments from leading governments around the world, so that organizations like IPPF can continue to provide the critical access life-saving services that millions of women need.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a UN mechanism that allows for the human rights of every country in the world to be reviewed. It is unique in many ways. It is a process that is member state and peer ...
IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse has said that a decision by the US Government to withdraw funding from the United Nations Population Fund will have “devastating consequences” for women and girls around the world. Mr Melesse said: “The money the ...
IPPF’s Director General, Tewodros Melesse, has paid tribute to the Government and people of Japan, following the announcement that Japan will support the provision of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for 2017. The Japanese Government has announced that ...
A visionary partnership programme initiated by the Government of Japan (GOJ) to support IPPF Member Associations to deliver HIV and sexual and reproductive health services in Africa and Asia. Since its establishment, JTF has enabled IPPF to integrate HIV services ...

Gender Report - Economical inequalities - draft

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Over the last two weeks, governments from across the world came together at the United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement on women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The Commission ...

Gender Report - Social inequalities - draft

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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) . It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. IPPF convened ...
Marta Royo, ED of Profamilia Colombia, tells the story of an 13-years-old girl denied abortion after being repeatedly raped by her father, and the need to protect sexual and reproductive health for marginalised communities.