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As part of our Women in Leadership series, IPPF spoke to Ammal Awadallah, Executive Director, Palestine Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA), about leading an organization through emergency responses, pushing for change, and empowering women.
The proportion of high-intensity cyclones and hurricanes has increased due to warmer global temperatures. To deal with the effects of this disaster, the support from IPPF’s Member Association in Indonesia was requested, in the form of reproductive health services for the community – an often overlooked but vital area needed in humanitarian responses.
The climate crisis is affecting everyone, but there is no doubt that some communities and groups of people are being more impacted than others. Guest blogger Evelyn Acham, a climate justice activist from Uganda, explains.
An increasing number of people globally live in areas badly affected by conflict, natural disasters, and other fragile humanitarian settings. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by these events by a significant margin – but why?
Despite Ravat Village being located approximately 30 minutes' drive from the capital, a lack of access to transportation and subsequent stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have left many communities further isolated.
At 26, Julonna Peterson of St Vincent is one of the youngest executive directors of an IPPF Member Association. Driven by a passion for volunteering and helping others, Julonna’s immediate focus upon taking up the role in January 2021 was to coordinate and manage an emergency response following the devastating volcanic eruption on the island.
There is no doubt that the climate crisis is one of the key challenges of our time – our planet is in a state of emergency and the time for action is now. An often overlooked aspect of the climate crisis is how it intersects with sexual and reproductive health and rights.
With coronavirus spreading rapidly and strict lockdown measures imposed on the movement of people, the Japan Family Planning Association has been discussing ways to continue to provide vital sexual and reproductive health services.
Healthcare workers are the backbone of any healthcare emergency response, and COVID-19 is no different. Despite the difficult circumstances many of them face, they continue to deliver vital healthcare to their communities. We talk to Malak Dirani, a midwife in Lebanon of the impact COVID-19 on her work.
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.