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The United Nations Headquarters in New York is currently hosting the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, a ten-day gathering of government representatives, UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders to review current global progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda ...
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.
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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Olga Mabitsela, Director of population policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), National Population Unit, South Africa “I’m writing from the 48th Commission on Population and Development (CPD48) in New York, from deep inside the United Nations building where representatives from ...