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Esperanza from Mexfam, IPPF’s Member Association in Mexico, presented a session on social accountability at the International Conference on Family Planning. But what is social accountability and how does it help democracy? “Governments should be accountable to their citizens. The ...
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 ...
Conditions were so bad at Tema General Hospital in Ghana that within the first three months of this year 20 women had died. On one occasion four women were forced to share a bed in the maternity wards. In response ...
Advocate Barbara Dockalova, from the Joining Voices Project, attended the Global Citizens Hearing that took place at the 68th World Health Assembly. Citizens shared their recommendations with the global community. Their input will influence the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent ...
Conditions have become so bad at Tema General Hospital in Ghana that four women have to share a bed in the maternity wards and between January and April this year 20 women have died. Campaign action was organized by the ...
Katie Lau, International Planned Parenthood Federation’s, Project Assistant, ICPD, Advocacy writes from the Inter- Governmental meetings in New York this week. Civil society gathered in the United Nations this week for the fifth post-2015 inter-governmental negotiations. Since January 2015 there ...
As Regional Director of IPPF’s African office , I am proud to have taken part in Global Citizens Hearing side event at the 68th World Health Assembly on 21 May. The issue of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health ...
Mohamed Harby, Reproductive Health Officer, works at IPPF’s Member Association, The Egyptian Family Planning Association (EFPA) . He writes about their efforts from the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development in New York this week. The Egyptian ...
Lindsen Morera, works for a Member Association of IPPF called the Asociación Demográfica Costarricense (Costa Rican Demographic Association- ADC). She spoke at a high-level IPPF panel event, “SRHR - the key to gender equality and women’s empowerment”, at the 59th ...
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 ...