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Since 2014, the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) has provided comprehensive medical and psychological care to women and girls in Ireland who have experienced FGM. The FGM Treatment Service is publicly funded which enables the IFPA to provide care to affected women and girls free of charge.
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 ...
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a UN mechanism that allows for the human rights of every country in the world to be reviewed. It is unique in many ways. It is a process that is member state and peer ...
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 ...
Reflections from Preethi Sundaram, Policy and Advocacy Adviser at IPPF who is participating at the AWID forum Today marked day 1 of the 2016 Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) Forum. Today’s sessions focused on “current realities”, with the ...
Ima, 24, a recently qualified midwife from Indonesia, is a panellist in the Global Dialogue for Citizen-led Accountability for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the World Health Assembly this week. Here Ima talks about the special challenges of working ...
Girls age 15 to 19 with a diagnosis of a major mental illness are almost three times as likely to give birth as adolescents without mental health issues. Education is key.