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From the IPPF side event, "Transforming ‘work’: Linking Care, Public Services and Women’s Economic Empowerment" at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. ActionAid and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) brought together a panel at the 61st CSW ...
Today the world celebrates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a tradition that still puts at risk the life and health of millions of women and girls. FGM refers to different types of cutting and ...
Today we mark Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Violence against women and girls is more common than we think. It has undoubtedly affected someone close to you, a friend, family ...
International Planned Parenthood Federation Champions, Jessica Pratt and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, are joining forces with campaigners from around the world calling for an end to violence against women. Jessica Pratt, an opera singer, took a moment from her busy rehearsal ...
IPPF is an active member of the Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) which advocates for greater understanding of the relationships between population, health and sustainable development.The network is currently bringing a family planning component to a project combatting sexual violence ...
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 ...
Orchid Project is a UK-based NGO working to end female genital cutting – the complete or partial removal of a girl or woman’s external genitals, or other form of injury to them, carried out for non-medical reasons. Orchid Project’s External ...
Malawi has just banned child marriage through a new law that increases the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18, representing a major victory for girls in a country that has one of the highest rates of child marriage ...
Every day our volunteers and staff around the world are working for gender equality. The battle field is vast and we’re pushing to make change happen in thousands of ways, through hundreds of projects in countless countries, cities, towns and ...
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 ...