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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 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 ...
One topic which is often left out of education programmes altogether, due to this discomfiture and social stigma, is abortion. Information about abortion was often found to be inaccurate and/or judgemental in several African countries.
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 ...
Norway's State Secretary Laila Bokhari's gave a speech in Oslo, 28 September, marking the International day for Safe Abortions. Firstly, appreciation to civil society organisations in Norway and across the world for marking the International day for Safe Abortions. I ...
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.
The Family Planning Association India’s Murhu clinic took its battle against stigma onto the streets with a play aimed at increasing awareness about sexual health. Murhu is a largely tribal area where there are low levels of literacy and poor ...
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 ...
India has a strong government programme to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child (eMTCT). This includes free antiretroviral (ART) drugs for pregnant mothers living with HIV, financial support to build houses for people living with HIV and ...
IPPF’s Senior HIV/AIDS Adviser Alan Smith visits family planning association of India (FPAI) clinics offering services for the transgender community in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. I visited family planning association of India (FPAI) clinics in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, offering ...