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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.
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.
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.