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The Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) has been providing sexual and reproductive health care since 1988. Yet, since the Global Gag Rule was reintroduced in January 2017, this vital care and support for local communities can no longer continue due to loss of funding.
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.
The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) rely heavily on US funding for it's HIV prevention programmes. From outreach programmes in rural areas to sex workers in the city, FPAM provide vital healthcare to the most vulnerable in society. Without funding, programmes will be forced to shut their doors on the thousands of people who rely on their services.
AMODEFA, our member association based in Mozambique is set to lose $2 million, 60% of its budget as a consequence of not signing the global gag rule.
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 ...
By Esther Mukami Njoroge I was 16-years-old when I became pregnant with my first child in 1982. I had only just moved to Form 1 at school when I found out and I felt depressed and disorientated by the news ...