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About Us

IPPF is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

About IPPF

IPPF is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all.

Led by a courageous and determined group of women, IPPF was founded in 1952 at the Third International Planned Parenthood Conference. Today, we are a movement of 150 Member Associations and Collaborative Partners with a presence in over 146 countries.

Our work is wide-ranging, including comprehensive sex education, provision of contraceptive, safe abortion, and maternal care and responding to humanitarian crises. We pride ourselves on being local through our members and global through our network. At the heart of our mission is the provision of – and advocacy in support of – integrated healthcare to anyone who needs it regardless of race, gender, sex, income, and crucially no matter how remote.

Volunteerism is central to our healthcare delivery. It underpins the vital work of our members and their teams, whether through community outreach and distribution of contraceptive care or the regional Youth Action Movements championing change.

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Our Vision

All people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being, in a world free from discrimination.

FGM film IPPF/Zoe Flood/Somaliland

Our Mission

Building on a proud history of 70 years of achievement, we commit to lead a locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the under-served.

IPPF Humanitarian - Mozambique Cyclone Idai 2019 IPPF/Isabel Corthier

Core Values

Our core values guide the way we undertake our work. We believe:

  • in social inclusion with a demonstrated commitment to enable the rights of the most under-served to be realised;
  • in diversity, respecting all regardless of their age, gender, status, identity, sexual orientation or expression;
  • our passion and determination inspire others to have the courage to challenge and seek social justice for all;
  • in the significant contribution our volunteerism delivers across a range of roles and as activists inspiring the Federation to advance its mission;
  • in accountability as a cornerstone of trust which is demonstrated through high performance, ethical standards and transparency.
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Structure

The IPPF Secretariat comprises of the Central Office in London, and six regional offices:

  • Africa (Nairobi)
  • Americas & Caribbean (Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Arab World (Tunis)
  • East and South East Asia and Oceania (Kuala Lumpur and Suva)
  • European Network (Brussels)
  • South Asia (Delhi)

The Secretariat is responsible for strategy, income generation and distributing core funds to members, and collaborating with members on technical developments and sector advancements. It also carries out direct advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights to international and regional bodies.

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Leadership

Our committed and passionate leadership team and Board of Trustees oversee the work of IPPF to create a better world for everyone to exercise the right to make their own choices over their bodies.  

Leadership

Our history

The People of IPPF

  • Directors’ Leadership Team
  • Board of Trustees
  • Nominations & Governance Committee
  • Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (C-FAR)
  • Membership Committee (MC)
  • Resource Allocation Technical Committee (RATC)
  • Strategy, Investment and Policy Committee (C-SIP)
  • Regional Directors

Our Member Associations

IPPF works in over 145 countries delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare through our IPPF Member Associations (MA).

MAs are IPPF accredited autonomous organizations within country. To find your local MA simply view the list below, or filter by region and country.

  • Africa
  • Americas & the Caribbean
  • Arab World
  • East and South East Asia and Oceania
  • European Network
  • South Asia
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IPPF Humanitarian - Mozambique Cyclone Idai 2019 IPPF/Isabel Corthier

Accountability

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Financial