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The Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) has been providing sexual and reproductive health care since 1988. Yet, since the Global Gag Rule was reintroduced in January 2017, this vital care and support for local communities can no longer continue due to loss of funding.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and girls, IPPF are working with member associations to help put a stop to the dangerous practice that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.
Since 2014, the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) has provided comprehensive medical and psychological care to women and girls in Ireland who have experienced FGM. The FGM Treatment Service is publicly funded which enables the IFPA to provide care to affected women and girls free of charge.
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) rely heavily on US funding for it's HIV prevention programmes. From outreach programmes in rural areas to sex workers in the city, FPAM provide vital healthcare to the most vulnerable in society. Without funding, programmes will be forced to shut their doors on the thousands of people who rely on their services.
AMODEFA, our member association based in Mozambique is set to lose $2 million, 60% of its budget as a consequence of not signing the global gag rule.
SIZE defines many things about Nigeria. Being Africa’s most populous country ensures that plenty of the issues it faces are big. Nigeria’s population is around 188 million, and growing at more than 3% a year. Around a quarter of young ...
by Jon Hopkins, IPPF Senior HIV Officer Whilst at the 2016 International AIDS Conference –held in Durban from 18-22nd July 2016 – I heard repeatedly that whilst huge progress has been made in addressing HIV since the last AIDS Conference ...
Lorraine is centre manager of the Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) clinic in Kibera, Nairobi – a place best known for being Africa’s biggest urban slum. Here FHOK is fighting poverty and myths to provide sexual health and education.
On 10-11th December IPPF, UNAIDS and Sonke Gender Justice hosted a high-level meeting entitled “Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of men in fast tracking the end of AIDS”. The meeting brought together leaders, governments, researchers and practitioners who were experts in ...