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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.
In case you missed it – one of President Trump’s first order of business was to re-enact the Mexico City Policy. Or as we in the sexual and reproductive health community un-affectionately call it - the Global Gag Rule (GGR) ...
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 ...
Access to family planning is limited in Uganda and the contraceptive prevalence rate stands at only 30%. In remote communities, the situation is far starker and most women rely on mobile clinics or Village Health Teams (VHT) to manage their ...
With Carina Hirsch – Advocacy and Policy Manager, Margaret Pyke Trust and the Population & Sustainability Network In the heart of Marrakech's medina, women gather to seek the contraception and information they need and want to plan their families. They ...
IPPF is an active member of the Population and Sustainability Network (PSN). PSN advocates for greater understanding of the relationships between population, health and sustainable development. PSN also promotes, designs and implements programmes integrating SRHR actions with other interventions. For ...
Olga Mabitsela, Director of population policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), National Population Unit, South Africa “I’m writing from the 48th Commission on Population and Development (CPD48) in New York, from deep inside the United Nations building where representatives from ...
Intern, Kristiana Bruneau, decided to do something different for her 30th - she created a fund for the young people of Swaziland. Here she explains why. I donated my 30th birthday to fundraise for youth sexual and reproductive health and ...
As people from all around the world came together for the 47th Conference on Population and Development at the UN in New York, it’s needless to emphasize how critical the issues that will be discussed are for people in developing ...
As we move towards 2015, a collection of UN agencies want to know: Do you have a vision for your future world? How can we alleviate poverty? How can we ensure sustainable global economic and social development? As we commemorate ...