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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. IPPF convened a ...
Marta Royo, ED of Profamilia Colombia, tells the story of an 13-years-old girl denied abortion after being repeatedly raped by her father, and the need to protect sexual and reproductive health for marginalised communities.
In case you missed it – one of President Trump’s first order of business was to re-enact the Mexico City Policy. Or as we in the sexual and reproductive health community un-affectionately call it - the Global Gag Rule (GGR) ...
Access to education, the right to make choices about your own body – these are things many of us take for granted. But the reality for many women and young girls in developing countries is very different. Denied rights to ...
Human rights have always been an important issue but never have they commanded the public agenda as they do now. Politically, ethically, socially and morally what we are seeing on our newsfeeds goes beyond a lot of what we have ...
For the last 16 years, health worker, Olufemi Fabiyi has gone out to some of the hardest areas to reach in rural parts of Nigeria to give sexual and reproductive health services to some of the world’s poorest people. She’s ...
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 ...
Véronique Séhier, Co-President of Le Planning Familial, IPPF Member Association – France, addressed a High-Level Event, SEXUALITY EDUCATION: THE WAY FORWARD FOR EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT co-hosted by the Government of France, at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women ...
Karin Nilsson, Senior Policy Adviser for IPPF Member Association RFSU –Sweden addressed a High-Level Event, "Why reproductive rights matter?",co-hosted by the Government of Zambia, Sweden and UNFPA, at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations. Why is ...