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Fighting The Global Gag Rule
The Global Gag Rule: Senegal is finding innovative ways to provide healthcare despite funding cuts
Two years into the 'Global Gag Rule', IPPF Member Association, Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-Être Familial (ASBEF), is feeling the devastating impact on it healthcare services. Three out of five ASBEF clinics have been forced to close and have suffered $1.4 million in funding cuts. Determined to continue providing vital healthcare services, ASBEF received funds from IPPF's GGR emergency grant to help bring pop-up clinics to the suburbs around Dakar.
26 November 2018
Watch: Bridging the Gap
It is estimated that two-thirds of women do not have access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services in Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa. Our member association, Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), is bridging this gap between the need for healthcare and women by bringing services into the heart of the workplace.
“Since the clinic closed in this town everything has been very difficult"
Senegal’s IPPF Member Association, Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ASBEF) ran two clinics in Senegal's capital, Dakar, until funding was cut in 2017 due to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the US administration. Meet the healthcare providers on the frontline, continuing to provide care to those that need it most.
"Selling my body doesn’t make me a bad person"
Hasina turned to sex work when her husband died and left her and her three-year-old daughter without an income. She admits it initially made her feel powerless until she began working as a peer educator with Family Planning Association of India. She now feels that she has some control over her own body.