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Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
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 ...
For the last 16 years, health worker, Olufemi Fabiyi has gone out to some of the hardest areas to reach in rural parts of Nigeria to give sexual and reproductive health services to some of the world’s poorest people. She’s ...
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 ...
Imagine this: You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic. But then disaster strikes.
This is a speech which was given by Susmita Choudrey, one of IPPF’s Advocacy Project Specialists, at CPD. “It’s a common phenomenon around the world for many girls to be married by 16, to have had their first child by ...
In late July 2010, a woman brought her 10-year-old daughter, Sakina, into an emergency outreach clinic in Muzaffargarh, South Punjab. Floods had inundated that part of Pakistan and our Member Association - the Family Planning Association of Pakistan (Rahnuma-FPAP) - ...
Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka is a member of the African Women Leader's Network and IPPF supporter When I was a little girl growing up in Soweto my mother taught me from a very young age that everyone can ...
IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse writes on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tewodros-melesse/ The humanitarian situation in Syria has sharply deteriorated and though media interest in the conflict has ebbed and flowed the crisis affecting Syrians has steadily grown. Breaches of human rights ...