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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.
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 ...
Seri Wendoh is the Senior Advisor for Gender, Adolescents and Rights at IPPF's Central Office. I met Cheyenne on a recent visit to Zambia. She is 35, and her family’s provider as well as its carer. Cheyenne spent 12 hours ...
For many transgender people, hormone therapy is part of the affirmation of their gender identity. An increasing number of IPPF Member Associations are responding to the sexual and reproductive health needs of transgender people, and some have initiated steps to ...
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 ...
By Latanya Mapp Frett Here our Member Association in the USA, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), explains the significance of the appointment of the US’s first ever Special Envoy for the human rights of LGBTI(lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and ...
Finland took a major step towards a more equal society this November when its Parliament approved a citizen’s initiative to legalise same-sex marriage and create a gender neutral definition of marriage. The move makes Finland the 12th European country to ...
The 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium began yesterday (November 10th, 2014) in New Delhi, India. The symposium aims to share experiences, evidence and insights to seek directions on how men and boys can creatively contribute to gender equality, within a broader ...
“I decided to be responsible for gender equity and to combat gender-based violence. Men have to raise their voices.” Momen, 23, Palestine Men are husbands, partners, fathers, brothers and sons, and their lives are intertwined with that of women, children ...