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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 ...
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 ...
Mikaela Hildebrand,Senior Policy Adviser - for Sexual and reproductive health and rights, from IPPF's Swedish Member Association writes a short reflection on the High Level Meeting on AIDS, published in the Lancet this week. Negotiators at #UN choose evidence over ...
by Jon Hopkins, IPPF Senior HIV Officer Whilst at the 2016 International AIDS Conference –held in Durban from 18-22nd July 2016 – I heard repeatedly that whilst huge progress has been made in addressing HIV since the last AIDS Conference ...
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 ...
Seri Wendoh is the Senior Advisor for Gender, Adolescents and Rights at IPPF's Central Office. I met Cheyenne on a recent visit to Zambia. She is 35, and her family’s provider as well as its carer. Cheyenne spent 12 hours ...
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 ...
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 ...
On 10-11th December IPPF, UNAIDS and Sonke Gender Justice hosted a high-level meeting entitled “Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of men in fast tracking the end of AIDS”. The meeting brought together leaders, governments, researchers and practitioners who were experts in ...
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 ...