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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and girls, IPPF are working with member associations to help put a stop to the dangerous practice that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.
Since 2014, the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) has provided comprehensive medical and psychological care to women and girls in Ireland who have experienced FGM. The FGM Treatment Service is publicly funded which enables the IFPA to provide care to affected women and girls free of charge.
Civil society organizations like IPPF and our partners are renewing our efforts to work in partnership to ensure the commitments are translated into reality.
Every year, hundreds of millions of women in Sub-Sahara Africa travel to their local health clinics to receive regular contraceptive injections. Injectables are popular because they are safe, discrete, highly effective at preventing unintended pregnancy, and last for several months. ...
The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) which is hosted by IPPF was set up in 2006 in order to support grass-roots organisations to increase access to safe abortion. One such organisation which received support under the last round of funding ...
One topic which is often left out of education programmes altogether, due to this discomfiture and social stigma, is abortion. Information about abortion was often found to be inaccurate and/or judgemental in several African countries.
From the IPPF side event, "Transforming ‘work’: Linking Care, Public Services and Women’s Economic Empowerment" at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. ActionAid and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) brought together a panel at the 61st CSW ...
Today the world celebrates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a tradition that still puts at risk the life and health of millions of women and girls. FGM refers to different types of cutting and ...
Today we mark Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Violence against women and girls is more common than we think. It has undoubtedly affected someone close to you, a friend, family ...
This year to mark World AIDS Day I travelled to Swaziland in southern Africa. I saw and heard first hand stories from a country that has made huge inroads in its efforts to curtail the HIV epidemic but it also ...