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Alice Ackermann is a proud feminist activist and the youngest IPPF executive committee member. She is on a mission to change the way organizations like IPPF function – by putting young people at the forefront. IPPF caught up with Alice in Paris to talk about what drives her and her fight for change.
Condoms have come a long way since the days of being fashioned from animal intestines (surprise: these are still a thing). They now come in all shapes and sizes – from textured to pre-lubricated to novelty glow-in-the-dark condoms – so there is something for almost everyone.
This year's World Population Day, which takes place annually on 11 July, calls for global action on the revolutionary commitments made at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
With over 60% of Cameroon under the age of 25, the Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) is tailoring their services to meet the needs of young people - from changing their opening hours to suit those in education to realizing the power of social media to spread accurate sexual health information.
Peer educator Chariette Socgnia Nguepi juggles her full time-time job as a phone counsellor for young people with organizing education sessions with young people on sexual health through Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW).
Cameroon suffers from limited healthcare provision including contraception, abortion and HIV-related services. With support from the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare delivers comprehensive abortion and contraceptive care.
For the last six years, Aline Mekone Njanjo has slowly built up the trust of the community.Aline, a nurse by training, oversees services related to the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), which aims to increase access to comprehensive abortion care and contraceptive services.
When ShanShan realized that there was a severe lack of support and help for young people around sexual health matters, she knew she had to do something. She signed up to volunteer at the China Family Planning Association to help ensure no young person was left behind.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the riots, a moment of resistance by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination, police harassment and exploitation. Fifty years on from the riots we ask ourselves; how much progress has been made for the rights of the LGBTI community?
Sakuni is 36-year-old transgender woman and activist from Sri Lanka, a country that experiences severe flooding almost every year. Trans people are often unable to access humanitarian aid in emergencies due to discrimination, which is a problem Sakuni is keen to help tackle.