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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.
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 ...
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 ...
Kate Gilmore, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme) addressed our High Level Side Event “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: The key to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls” at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women ...
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 ...
This week, Sarah Shaw is in New York City for the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. Here she reports on the negotiations so far.. The 48th UN Commission on Population and Development began on 13th April ...
Preethi Sundaram, Policy and Advocacy Officer for IPPF, spoke at a panel event organized by ActionAid on sexual and reproductive health and rights and women’s economic empowerment, Friday 13 March, at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status ...