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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.
Since last year’s Pride month, places around the world have taken huge strides towards LGBTI equality. We’re celebrating just some of them in this blog, because the right to be who you want to be and love who you want to love is a human right.
In the humanitarian sector, we are often asked why sexual and reproductive healthcare is necessary in situations of conflict and fragility. The answer is clear: women and girls all too often bear the brunt of humanitarian crises.
When the global gag rule was introduced, the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association lost more than funding, it lost the years of hard work in building trust and relationships in communities. With the introduction of the Belgian funded, She Decides programme, relationships with impacted communities are slowly being rebuilt.
When the US administration expanded the Mexico City Policy (aka the Global Gag Rule), the impact on healthcare was felt immediately in hard-to-reach areas in countries like Lesotho. Thanks to emergency funds from SheDecides, Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association is slowly rebuilding.
There have never been more forms of lube widely available, and from so many places including pharmacies, health stores and supermarkets. So it’s a great time to start incorporating it into your sex life!
When considering solutions to the climate change crisis, sexual health might not be the first thing to come to mind – but it can actually play a very important role in positive environmental strategies.
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.
Cyclone Idai tore through Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14 March, leaving hundreds dead and impacting close to 2 million people. IPPF, along with our Member Associations and partners, are on the ground assessing needs and delivering crucial healthcare services.
In September 2018, people all over the world joined together to demand safe abortion access to all after we launched our international movement: I Decide What Happens To My Body.