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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.
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 ...
.p { text-align: justify; align: left; } Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and as a result, it also has one of the most youthful populations - more than half of Ugandans are under the ...
Norway's State Secretary Laila Bokhari's gave a speech in Oslo, 28 September, marking the International day for Safe Abortions. Firstly, appreciation to civil society organisations in Norway and across the world for marking the International day for Safe Abortions. I ...
Organized by the Gates Institute, the session at the International Family Planning Conference on ‘South-South Exchange on Family Planning’ focussed on shared learning between countries on family planning needs and how to move beyond dialogue to action. The questions facing ...
The Family Planning Association India’s Murhu clinic took its battle against stigma onto the streets with a play aimed at increasing awareness about sexual health. Murhu is a largely tribal area where there are low levels of literacy and poor ...
This is a speech which was given by Susmita Choudrey, one of IPPF’s Advocacy Project Specialists, at CPD. “It’s a common phenomenon around the world for many girls to be married by 16, to have had their first child by ...
Sweden is a major pioneer and leader in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights and IPPF has a long-standing relationship with SIDA, the Swedish international development cooperation agency. A delegation from SIDA included Christina Larsson (Senior Programme ...
Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace. Stigma begins and ends with each one of us ...