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Dragana grew up in socialist Yugoslavia and has been the Executive Director of the Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for 12 years. A passionate advocate for gender equality, IPPF spoke to her about the challenges women and girls face in Serbia.
Lina Sabra is the Executive Director of the Lebanese Association for Family Health (SALAMA). IPPF sat down with Lina to discuss her journey into sexual and reproductive health and rights and what her plans are for advancing SRHR in Lebanon.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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) - ...
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 ...