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There are very few campaigns in Indonesia around women's health and reproductive rights that Atashendartini Habsjah has not been involved with. She looks back on her journey of becoming a feminist and campaigner for women's reproductive rights in Indonesia and the impact of the Cairo conference.
Carmen Barroso maybe 75 years old but she shows no signs of slowing down in her fight for gender equality. IPPF caught up with the former Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region, to discuss feminism, gender equality and what impact International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo made on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
It's been 25 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. IPPF sat down with former IPPF Director-General Steve Sinding to discuss his role during the conference and 25 years later, the global impact it has had on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – a defining moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights. But what is ICPD and how did it revolutionize our approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights?
Greta Thunberg for the environment, Malala Yousafzai for education, Emma Gonzalez for gun control – over the last few years, girls around the world have been showing us how activism is done. We believe that in order for girls to thrive, we all need to help amplify their voices and stand up for their rights.
Launched in late 2018, IPPF’s Medical Abortion Commodities Database is filling a knowledge gap and helping those working on safe abortion identify quality products to use in healthcare programmes and to inform policy.
UHC means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship – because health is a fundamental human right. Achieving this is vital as healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.
25-year-old Ugandan Executive Committee member Olgah Daphynne Namukuza has never let traditional gender roles hold her back. She is now on a mission to ensure other young people lead they way in sexual and reproductive health and rights in her country.
IPPF's Member Association in Mozambique were at the forefront of the response to Cyclone Idai, which devastated parts of the country earlier in 2019. In fact, they're still there supporting communities, and Emerson is one of the volunteer psychologists on hand to help.
Alice is a proud feminist activist and our youngest executive committee member. She is on a mission to change the way organizations like IPPF function – by putting young people at the forefront. We caught up with Alice in Paris to talk about what drives her and her fight for change.