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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.
In pictures: Preparing women in India for life after prison
Meet some of the women in prison benefitting from a skills building programme run by the Family Planning Association of India. Some are facing up to 20 years in prison and many have little to no education – the training gives hope that once they are released, they can use their new skills to earn a living.
International Day of the Girl 2019
Greta Thunberg for the environment, Malala Yousafzai for education, Emma Gonzalez for gun control – over the last few years, girls around the world have been showing us how activism is done. We believe that in order for girls to thrive, we all need to help amplify their voices and stand up for their rights.
Psychosocial support after a disaster: Cyclone Idai in Mozambique
IPPF's Member Association in Mozambique were at the forefront of the response to Cyclone Idai, which devastated parts of the country earlier in 2019. In fact, they're still there supporting communities, and Emerson is one of the volunteer psychologists on hand to help.