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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.
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 ...
At IPPF we have thousands and thousands of people who work for us as volunteers every day, right across the world. One of those volunteers is 26-year-old Patrick Ongaya who lives in one of the Kenyan capitals biggest slums, Kibera ...
In 1983, religious conservative groups, fearing the Irish Supreme Court might infer a right to abortion into the Constitutional right to privacy, managed to insert an amendment in the Irish Constitution. This amendment equates the right to life of a ...
Every day, everywhere women have abortions. In fact, one in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime. Your sister, mother, daughter, partner, friend. Yourself. However, many countries around the world continue to restrict access to safe and legal ...
New films from IPPF tell the stories of three women, from different countries, in different situations. Three women, who just like millions of other women, have had an abortion. Every day, everywhere women have abortions. In fact, one in three ...
By Esther Mukami Njoroge I was 16-years-old when I became pregnant with my first child in 1982. I had only just moved to Form 1 at school when I found out and I felt depressed and disorientated by the news ...