The Annual Performance Report 2018 summarizes progress made by IPPF to achieve our Strategic Framework 2016-2022 so that everyone can realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Sexual and reproductive health services delivered
IPPF delivers quality, integrated sexual and reproductive health services with a focus on reaching the poor and vulnerable to ensure that no one is denied the services they need due to service provider attitudes, stigma, discrimination or inability to pay.
People receiving clinical services from IPPF
IPPF provides quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services to those who are most in need and who are more likely to be socially-excluded and underserved.
Couple years of protection
Couple years of protection (CYP) refers to the total number of years of contraceptive protection provided to a couple. The majority of IPPF's CYP comes from long-acting and permanent methods, with intrauterine devices being the largest contributor.
IPPF's service delivery model
IPPF provides sexual and reproductive health services in static clinics, and mobile and outreach facilities that are owned and operated by Member Associations as well as through a large network of IPPF community-based distributors. We also enable services in associated health facilities and support other public and private providers to distribute contraceptive methods. Many of our service delivery points operate in remote locations to reach those with greatest unmet need.
Other key results
IPPF’s provision of contraception averted millions of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion. IPPF delivered comprehensive sexuality education programmes to young people in both in school and out of school settings, and almost half of all clinical services are delivered to young people. IPPF shared positive SRHR messages with millions of people through online and offline channels.
95.4 million sexual and reproductive health services were provided to young people, or 43 per cent of all IPPF's services. The most common were contraceptive, HIV-related and paediatric services.
Some country-level advocacy wins from 2018
IPPF advocates for the protection and fulfilment of sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality at subnational, national, regional and international levels. We work in partnership with youth and women leaders and civil society organizations to strengthen advocacy efforts. IPPF contributed to 163 policy and legislative changes in support or defence of sexual and reproductive health and rights in 2018.
Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana (PROFAMILIA)
In Colombia, abortion is allowed in several circumstances; however, in October 2018, a conservative judge issued a ruling to impose time limitations on the provision of abortion. PROFAMILIA and women’s rights organizations developed legal briefs and campaign material to provide evidence and raise awareness of the harmful effects of increased restrictions to abortion. Consequently, the Constitutional Court rejected the proposal, declaring that barriers to the provision of abortion constitute a breach of international commitments that support a woman’s right to choose.
Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning (RFSU)
To eradicate sexual and gender-based violence, RFSU conducted media campaigns with key stakeholders to build public awareness. In partnership with civil society organizations, RFSU influenced politicians from the parliamentary committee on justice to advocate for a new criminal act which specifies that forcing someone to have sex without their explicit consent is illegal. The Swedish Government made legislative amendments stating that every person has the right to sexual self‑determination, and that sex without clear consent is a criminal offence.
Albanian Centre of Population and Development (ACPD)
Rates of domestic violence against women in Albania are high and in the Vlora municipality, ACPD held a series of meetings with members of the local council to advocate for survivors of sexual and gender‑based violence with a focus on achieving economic independence and escaping abusive relationships. As a result, the council issued policies to ensure financial support is accessible to survivors. Childcare, transport and professional training are provided for free, and rent subsidies are available to improve the economic status of survivors.
Rahnuma-Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP)
Rahnuma-FPAP worked with parliamentarians, provincial stakeholders, policy makers, civil society and media to improve youth and women’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. As a member of the Balochistan Population Welfare Task Force, Rahmuna-FPAP provided technical support in the drafting of Balochistan’s first post-devolution Population Policy. In 2018, the Policy was approved with the goal to provide universal access to quality reproductive health services and contraception, and to increase young people’s knowledge of reproductive health and rights.
Association Mauritanienne pour la Promotion de la Famille (AMPF)
AMPF advocated with the Ministry of Health to increase the range of contraceptive choices available in Mauritania by adding Sayana Press to the national list of contraceptive methods. AMPF collaborated with parliamentarians and religious leaders to highlight the advantages of Sayana Press. This is an easy to administer, low cost and long‑acting reversible injection that can be provided in non‑clinical settings. In 2018, the Ministry confirmed the registration of Sayana Press, and it is now available as a contraceptive option for women in Mauritania.
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)
Since 2016, the teaching of comprehensive sexuality education in Ugandan schools has been restricted. To address this situation, RHU mobilized civil society organizations to develop position papers highlighting the importance of sexuality education. RHU supported the Ministry of Education and Sports to develop a National Sexuality Education Framework, providing input and feedback on draft versions. In 2018, the Ministry approved the Framework to guide the development of age‑appropriate sexuality education curricula, textbooks and programmes in formal education settings.
Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA)
In collaboration with the Indonesian Women Coalition, IPPA ran extensive media campaigns to raise public awareness on girls’ rights to health, education and economic opportunities, and on the harmful effects of child marriage. IPPA advocated with the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection to develop a stategy on the abolition of child marriage. In 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that the minimum age requirement for women to marry was unlawful and subsequently raised it from sixteen to nineteen years.
Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)
In Iloilo City, FPOP advocated for local legislation to penalize discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to strengthen human rights protection. FPOP organized marches to raise public awareness on the topic as well as co-authoring a local law that criminalizes any act of discrimination based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or belief, ethnic origin or nationality. In 2018, the law was passed by the city Mayor in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.