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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Véronique Séhier, Co-President of Le Planning Familial, IPPF Member Association – France, addressed a High-Level Event, SEXUALITY EDUCATION: THE WAY FORWARD FOR EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT co-hosted by the Government of France, at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women ...
Karin Nilsson, Senior Policy Adviser for IPPF Member Association RFSU –Sweden addressed a High-Level Event, "Why reproductive rights matter?",co-hosted by the Government of Zambia, Sweden and UNFPA, at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations. Why is ...
By Latanya Mapp Frett Here our Member Association in the USA, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), explains the significance of the appointment of the US’s first ever Special Envoy for the human rights of LGBTI(lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and ...
Finland took a major step towards a more equal society this November when its Parliament approved a citizen’s initiative to legalise same-sex marriage and create a gender neutral definition of marriage. The move makes Finland the 12th European country to ...