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The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) which is hosted by IPPF was set up in 2006 in order to support grass-roots organisations to increase access to safe abortion. One such organisation which received support under the last round of funding ...
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.
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 ...
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 is ...
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 ...
HIV is now the second largest cause of adolescent mortality globally. Here Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, asks why and what can be done to address young people’s needs. You’re a 15 year old who’s living ...
At the Family Planning: The Rights of Women and Girls'event Melinda Gates told the audience to 'imagine a future where women and girls have agency'. Here Verity Pooke, a youth activist for UK fpa tells us what that means to ...