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IPPF regrets the announcement of the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council
IPPF acknowledges the important role that the Human Rights Council plays in safeguarding human rights and particularly the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls and the LGBTIQ+ communities, especially those who are victims of violence and discrimination, including those living in humanitarian crisis and experience marginalization and abuse.
"Dignity, respect and bravery are guiding principles for our work on female genital mutilation (FGM)"
Amal Ahmed, the executive director of our Member Association in Somaliland (SOFHA) recounts her personal experience of being one of the 97-98% of young girls forced to undergo female genital mutilation in Somaliland.
"I have a feeling the future will be better"
Post tropical cyclone Gita, the Humanitarian team were deployed to Tonga where they met Leilani. Leilani identifies as a 'Leiti' (transgender woman) and alongside Tonga Leiti Association and Tonga Health Family Association, she is fighting the stigma and discrimination surrounding the Leiti and LGBTI+ community and ensuring LGBTI+ sexual healthcare needs are met in humanitarian settings.