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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana

Profamilia is a private non-profit organization that, for more than five decades, has been promoting and defending the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of the population in Colombia so that they can make free, safe and informed decisions about their sexuality, without discrimination, coercion or violence. Through its five strategic lines of action: IPS, Farma, Educa, Incidencia/Advocacy, Investigaciones y Proyectos Sociales/Social Projects and Research-, Profamilia has positioned itself as a reference in the generation of wellbeing and social change; in the execution of international cooperation projects; in the provision of health services in remote populations; in comprehensive education for sexuality; among other actions that favor the lives of millions of people. The organization has more than 40 clinics throughout Colombia, making it the private health institution with the greatest coverage in the country and the second largest in developing countries. Every year, Profamilia provides more than 2,900,000 services and attends more than 450,000 people, most of them in vulnerable conditions.

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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana

Profamilia is a private non-profit organization that, for more than five decades, has been promoting and defending the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of the population in Colombia so that they can make free, safe and informed decisions about their sexuality, without discrimination, coercion or violence. Through its five strategic lines of action: IPS, Farma, Educa, Incidencia/Advocacy, Investigaciones y Proyectos Sociales/Social Projects and Research-, Profamilia has positioned itself as a reference in the generation of wellbeing and social change; in the execution of international cooperation projects; in the provision of health services in remote populations; in comprehensive education for sexuality; among other actions that favor the lives of millions of people. The organization has more than 40 clinics throughout Colombia, making it the private health institution with the greatest coverage in the country and the second largest in developing countries. Every year, Profamilia provides more than 2,900,000 services and attends more than 450,000 people, most of them in vulnerable conditions.

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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña/Pro-Familia

The Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña (ADS) works to deliver high quality family planning services to people across the country, with a particular emphasis on poor, marginalized, vulnerable and under-served groups. It particularly targets young people under the age of 25, with school and youth-centre-based workshops, and with (nationally) broadcast TV programmes reaching a substantial youth audience. Content includes advice on relationships, contraception, child-spacing, the prevention and detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, teenage pregnancy, and abortion. ADS is very active in training volunteers to communicate family planning information to individuals and communities. The organization also runs a workplace project in a large number of factories in San Salvador. The project makes use of peer educators who are trained to provide information, to distribute condoms, and to refer clients (if required) for clinical attention. ADS services points include permanent clinics, mobile facilities, about community-based distributors/services (CBDs/CBSs) and commercial marketing outlets. ADS is the main supplier of condoms in the country and is the El Salvador's second most important source of voluntary surgical contraception.

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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña/Pro-Familia

The Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña (ADS) works to deliver high quality family planning services to people across the country, with a particular emphasis on poor, marginalized, vulnerable and under-served groups. It particularly targets young people under the age of 25, with school and youth-centre-based workshops, and with (nationally) broadcast TV programmes reaching a substantial youth audience. Content includes advice on relationships, contraception, child-spacing, the prevention and detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, teenage pregnancy, and abortion. ADS is very active in training volunteers to communicate family planning information to individuals and communities. The organization also runs a workplace project in a large number of factories in San Salvador. The project makes use of peer educators who are trained to provide information, to distribute condoms, and to refer clients (if required) for clinical attention. ADS services points include permanent clinics, mobile facilities, about community-based distributors/services (CBDs/CBSs) and commercial marketing outlets. ADS is the main supplier of condoms in the country and is the El Salvador's second most important source of voluntary surgical contraception.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar

Guinea-Bissau is one tenth the size of its neighbour Guinea-Conakry, but its people suffer equally distressing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems. The Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar was established in 1993 to address the major issue in family planning: equipping couples to make active, informed choices about the number of children they would have, and when they would have them.   Since then, the Member Association’s work has expanded to embrace a full range of SRH concerns. It provides young people with information, education and communication (IEC) and behaviour change communication (BCC) around sexual and reproductive health; it works on the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) includind HIV; it provides post-abortion care and support; it provides care for victims of gender-based violence (GBV); and it advocates strongly at government level for legislation to prevent GBV. Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar achieved these results through a small but committed team that operate over hundred service points, including static clinics and community-based service points. Despite the relatively small size of the organization, it is growing rapidly with strong central support from IPPF, influential government partnerships, and backing from non-governmental organizations including UNFPA.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar

Guinea-Bissau is one tenth the size of its neighbour Guinea-Conakry, but its people suffer equally distressing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems. The Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar was established in 1993 to address the major issue in family planning: equipping couples to make active, informed choices about the number of children they would have, and when they would have them.   Since then, the Member Association’s work has expanded to embrace a full range of SRH concerns. It provides young people with information, education and communication (IEC) and behaviour change communication (BCC) around sexual and reproductive health; it works on the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) includind HIV; it provides post-abortion care and support; it provides care for victims of gender-based violence (GBV); and it advocates strongly at government level for legislation to prevent GBV. Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar achieved these results through a small but committed team that operate over hundred service points, including static clinics and community-based service points. Despite the relatively small size of the organization, it is growing rapidly with strong central support from IPPF, influential government partnerships, and backing from non-governmental organizations including UNFPA.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Para o Planeamento da Família

Associação para o Planeamento da Família – APF (Association for Family Planning) is an NGO, established in 1967 with health purposes, whose mission is to help people to make free and responsible sexual and reproductive choices and to promote positive parenting. APF develops activities around Portugal national territory through its six regional delegations. The Member Association teams engage more than 100 professionals and voluntaries from several domains of social intervention: health, education, community and youth intervention. APF’s history has been always linked to the fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since its establishment, APF has played a leading role in matters concerning Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), Safe Abortion, Prevention and Combat of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB), Early and Forced Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation. APF services target vulnerable people such as sex workers, drug users, migrants and ethnic minorities but also young people, families and professionals of several areas. The Member Association also promotes knowledge through investigation (diagnoses and new intervention strategies) and disseminates its results through their website, social networks, media and scientific events. Over the years, APF has been advocating in public policies concerning sexual and reproductive rights issues as human rights matters.  

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Para o Planeamento da Família

Associação para o Planeamento da Família – APF (Association for Family Planning) is an NGO, established in 1967 with health purposes, whose mission is to help people to make free and responsible sexual and reproductive choices and to promote positive parenting. APF develops activities around Portugal national territory through its six regional delegations. The Member Association teams engage more than 100 professionals and voluntaries from several domains of social intervention: health, education, community and youth intervention. APF’s history has been always linked to the fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since its establishment, APF has played a leading role in matters concerning Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), Safe Abortion, Prevention and Combat of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB), Early and Forced Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation. APF services target vulnerable people such as sex workers, drug users, migrants and ethnic minorities but also young people, families and professionals of several areas. The Member Association also promotes knowledge through investigation (diagnoses and new intervention strategies) and disseminates its results through their website, social networks, media and scientific events. Over the years, APF has been advocating in public policies concerning sexual and reproductive rights issues as human rights matters.  

Logo of Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana
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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana

Profamilia is a private non-profit organization that, for more than five decades, has been promoting and defending the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of the population in Colombia so that they can make free, safe and informed decisions about their sexuality, without discrimination, coercion or violence. Through its five strategic lines of action: IPS, Farma, Educa, Incidencia/Advocacy, Investigaciones y Proyectos Sociales/Social Projects and Research-, Profamilia has positioned itself as a reference in the generation of wellbeing and social change; in the execution of international cooperation projects; in the provision of health services in remote populations; in comprehensive education for sexuality; among other actions that favor the lives of millions of people. The organization has more than 40 clinics throughout Colombia, making it the private health institution with the greatest coverage in the country and the second largest in developing countries. Every year, Profamilia provides more than 2,900,000 services and attends more than 450,000 people, most of them in vulnerable conditions.

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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana

Profamilia is a private non-profit organization that, for more than five decades, has been promoting and defending the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of the population in Colombia so that they can make free, safe and informed decisions about their sexuality, without discrimination, coercion or violence. Through its five strategic lines of action: IPS, Farma, Educa, Incidencia/Advocacy, Investigaciones y Proyectos Sociales/Social Projects and Research-, Profamilia has positioned itself as a reference in the generation of wellbeing and social change; in the execution of international cooperation projects; in the provision of health services in remote populations; in comprehensive education for sexuality; among other actions that favor the lives of millions of people. The organization has more than 40 clinics throughout Colombia, making it the private health institution with the greatest coverage in the country and the second largest in developing countries. Every year, Profamilia provides more than 2,900,000 services and attends more than 450,000 people, most of them in vulnerable conditions.

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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña/Pro-Familia

The Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña (ADS) works to deliver high quality family planning services to people across the country, with a particular emphasis on poor, marginalized, vulnerable and under-served groups. It particularly targets young people under the age of 25, with school and youth-centre-based workshops, and with (nationally) broadcast TV programmes reaching a substantial youth audience. Content includes advice on relationships, contraception, child-spacing, the prevention and detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, teenage pregnancy, and abortion. ADS is very active in training volunteers to communicate family planning information to individuals and communities. The organization also runs a workplace project in a large number of factories in San Salvador. The project makes use of peer educators who are trained to provide information, to distribute condoms, and to refer clients (if required) for clinical attention. ADS services points include permanent clinics, mobile facilities, about community-based distributors/services (CBDs/CBSs) and commercial marketing outlets. ADS is the main supplier of condoms in the country and is the El Salvador's second most important source of voluntary surgical contraception.

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| 31 March 2016

Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña/Pro-Familia

The Asociación Demográfica Salvadoreña (ADS) works to deliver high quality family planning services to people across the country, with a particular emphasis on poor, marginalized, vulnerable and under-served groups. It particularly targets young people under the age of 25, with school and youth-centre-based workshops, and with (nationally) broadcast TV programmes reaching a substantial youth audience. Content includes advice on relationships, contraception, child-spacing, the prevention and detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, teenage pregnancy, and abortion. ADS is very active in training volunteers to communicate family planning information to individuals and communities. The organization also runs a workplace project in a large number of factories in San Salvador. The project makes use of peer educators who are trained to provide information, to distribute condoms, and to refer clients (if required) for clinical attention. ADS services points include permanent clinics, mobile facilities, about community-based distributors/services (CBDs/CBSs) and commercial marketing outlets. ADS is the main supplier of condoms in the country and is the El Salvador's second most important source of voluntary surgical contraception.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar

Guinea-Bissau is one tenth the size of its neighbour Guinea-Conakry, but its people suffer equally distressing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems. The Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar was established in 1993 to address the major issue in family planning: equipping couples to make active, informed choices about the number of children they would have, and when they would have them.   Since then, the Member Association’s work has expanded to embrace a full range of SRH concerns. It provides young people with information, education and communication (IEC) and behaviour change communication (BCC) around sexual and reproductive health; it works on the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) includind HIV; it provides post-abortion care and support; it provides care for victims of gender-based violence (GBV); and it advocates strongly at government level for legislation to prevent GBV. Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar achieved these results through a small but committed team that operate over hundred service points, including static clinics and community-based service points. Despite the relatively small size of the organization, it is growing rapidly with strong central support from IPPF, influential government partnerships, and backing from non-governmental organizations including UNFPA.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar

Guinea-Bissau is one tenth the size of its neighbour Guinea-Conakry, but its people suffer equally distressing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems. The Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar was established in 1993 to address the major issue in family planning: equipping couples to make active, informed choices about the number of children they would have, and when they would have them.   Since then, the Member Association’s work has expanded to embrace a full range of SRH concerns. It provides young people with information, education and communication (IEC) and behaviour change communication (BCC) around sexual and reproductive health; it works on the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) includind HIV; it provides post-abortion care and support; it provides care for victims of gender-based violence (GBV); and it advocates strongly at government level for legislation to prevent GBV. Associação Guineense para o Bem Estar Familiar achieved these results through a small but committed team that operate over hundred service points, including static clinics and community-based service points. Despite the relatively small size of the organization, it is growing rapidly with strong central support from IPPF, influential government partnerships, and backing from non-governmental organizations including UNFPA.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Para o Planeamento da Família

Associação para o Planeamento da Família – APF (Association for Family Planning) is an NGO, established in 1967 with health purposes, whose mission is to help people to make free and responsible sexual and reproductive choices and to promote positive parenting. APF develops activities around Portugal national territory through its six regional delegations. The Member Association teams engage more than 100 professionals and voluntaries from several domains of social intervention: health, education, community and youth intervention. APF’s history has been always linked to the fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since its establishment, APF has played a leading role in matters concerning Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), Safe Abortion, Prevention and Combat of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB), Early and Forced Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation. APF services target vulnerable people such as sex workers, drug users, migrants and ethnic minorities but also young people, families and professionals of several areas. The Member Association also promotes knowledge through investigation (diagnoses and new intervention strategies) and disseminates its results through their website, social networks, media and scientific events. Over the years, APF has been advocating in public policies concerning sexual and reproductive rights issues as human rights matters.  

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Para o Planeamento da Família

Associação para o Planeamento da Família – APF (Association for Family Planning) is an NGO, established in 1967 with health purposes, whose mission is to help people to make free and responsible sexual and reproductive choices and to promote positive parenting. APF develops activities around Portugal national territory through its six regional delegations. The Member Association teams engage more than 100 professionals and voluntaries from several domains of social intervention: health, education, community and youth intervention. APF’s history has been always linked to the fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since its establishment, APF has played a leading role in matters concerning Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), Safe Abortion, Prevention and Combat of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB), Early and Forced Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation. APF services target vulnerable people such as sex workers, drug users, migrants and ethnic minorities but also young people, families and professionals of several areas. The Member Association also promotes knowledge through investigation (diagnoses and new intervention strategies) and disseminates its results through their website, social networks, media and scientific events. Over the years, APF has been advocating in public policies concerning sexual and reproductive rights issues as human rights matters.