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The Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) has been providing sexual and reproductive health care since 1988. Yet, since the Global Gag Rule was reintroduced in January 2017, this vital care and support for local communities can no longer continue due to loss of funding.
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.
The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) rely heavily on US funding for it's HIV prevention programmes. From outreach programmes in rural areas to sex workers in the city, FPAM provide vital healthcare to the most vulnerable in society. Without funding, programmes will be forced to shut their doors on the thousands of people who rely on their services.
AMODEFA, our member association based in Mozambique is set to lose $2 million, 60% of its budget as a consequence of not signing the global gag rule.
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.
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 ...
Imagine this: You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic. But then disaster strikes.
In the north of Myanmar is a conflict-torn border region where fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee. Debanjana Choudhuri, Manager with IPPF’s SPRINT Initiative, visited the state of Kachin which ...