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Sexual violence continues in conflict and so must our care for survivors
In the humanitarian sector, we are often asked why sexual and reproductive healthcare is necessary in situations of conflict and fragility. The answer is clear: women and girls all too often bear the brunt of humanitarian crises.
Meet Alice Ackermann: the feminist activist fighting for change
Alice Ackermann is a proud feminist activist and the youngest IPPF executive committee member. She is on a mission to change the way organizations like IPPF function – by putting young people at the forefront. IPPF caught up with Alice in Paris to talk about what drives her and her fight for change.
Sky News drops term “heartbeat bill” after healthcare coalition call
The broadcaster says it will stop using the term “heartbeat bill” to describe attempts in the US to introduce six-week abortion bans, after conceding the phrase is biased. IPPF hopes this will prompt BBC News, who have not ruled out using the phrase, to reconsider its position.
Quiz: Sex education
2019’s theme for International Youth Day is “Transforming Education” – so of course this has got us all sorts of excited to talk about the power of great sex education! From consent to teenage pregnancy and more, find out what you do and don’t know about this crucial area of learning by taking our latest quiz...
"I help to raise awareness of why we have to protect ourselves"
When Hervé realized he had an STI, there was only one person he could turn to – peer educator Chariette. On her recommendation, he visited the Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW). The care he received from the clinic inspired him to become a peer educator.