Overview of IPPF
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a worldwide Federation of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals in more than 160 countries, providing an integrated package of SRHR services through approximately 65,000 service points worldwide. IPPF seeks influence governments and other key decision-making bodies to achieve policy and legislative changes that support or defend SRHR. IPPF also conducts a range of education, awareness and empowerment programmes that supports its key mandate of SRHR for all.
Overview of the engagement
In order to take forward the recommendations highlighted in a 2019 mid-term review of the IPPF Gender Equality Strategy to help IPPF staff to better see the world through a ‘gender lens’, in 2020 initial work took place to conceptualise two tools. One was a ‘Gender equality training guide’ outlining a workshop all staff can undertake and the other an accompanying booklet to be a ‘How to guide on applying a gender lens to SRHR’. These tools now need to be further developed, reviewed, piloted and finalized in collaboration with IPPF’s Gender Lead and Secretariat Gender Advisors.