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On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. IPPF convened a ...
Marta Royo, ED of Profamilia Colombia, tells the story of an 13-years-old girl denied abortion after being repeatedly raped by her father, and the need to protect sexual and reproductive health for marginalised communities.
In case you missed it – one of President Trump’s first order of business was to re-enact the Mexico City Policy. Or as we in the sexual and reproductive health community un-affectionately call it - the Global Gag Rule (GGR) ...
Access to education, the right to make choices about your own body – these are things many of us take for granted. But the reality for many women and young girls in developing countries is very different. Denied rights to ...
Access to family planning is limited in Uganda and the contraceptive prevalence rate stands at only 30%. In remote communities, the situation is far starker and most women rely on mobile clinics or Village Health Teams (VHT) to manage their ...
Human rights have always been an important issue but never have they commanded the public agenda as they do now. Politically, ethically, socially and morally what we are seeing on our newsfeeds goes beyond a lot of what we have ...
Ima, 24, a recently qualified midwife from Indonesia, is a panellist in the Global Dialogue for Citizen-led Accountability for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the World Health Assembly this week. Here Ima talks about the special challenges of working ...
Girls age 15 to 19 with a diagnosis of a major mental illness are almost three times as likely to give birth as adolescents without mental health issues. Education is key.