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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and girls, IPPF are working with member associations to help put a stop to the dangerous practice that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.
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.
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.
This year to mark World AIDS Day I travelled to Swaziland in southern Africa. I saw and heard first hand stories from a country that has made huge inroads in its efforts to curtail the HIV epidemic but it also ...
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 ...
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.
IPPF has pledged to reach 60 million new users of contraception between 2012 and 2020, and is committed to reaching the most underserved populations. By Daniel McCartney, Technical Adviser on HIV/STIs with a focus on key populations at the IPPF ...
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 ...
In the north of Myanmar is a conflict-torn border region where fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee. Debanjana Choudhuri, Manager with IPPF’s SPRINT Initiative, visited the state of Kachin which ...
Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace. Stigma begins and ends with each one of us ...