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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.
Esperanza from Mexfam, IPPF’s Member Association in Mexico, presented a session on social accountability at the International Conference on Family Planning. But what is social accountability and how does it help democracy? “Governments should be accountable to their citizens. The ...
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.
Advocate Barbara Dockalova, from the Joining Voices Project, attended the Global Citizens Hearing that took place at the 68th World Health Assembly. Citizens shared their recommendations with the global community. Their input will influence the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent ...
Conditions have become so bad at Tema General Hospital in Ghana that four women have to share a bed in the maternity wards and between January and April this year 20 women have died. Campaign action was organized by the ...
Katie Lau, International Planned Parenthood Federation’s, Project Assistant, ICPD, Advocacy writes from the Inter- Governmental meetings in New York this week. Civil society gathered in the United Nations this week for the fifth post-2015 inter-governmental negotiations. Since January 2015 there ...
As Regional Director of IPPF’s African office, I am proud to have taken part in Global Citizens Hearing side event at the 68th World Health Assembly on 21 May. The issue of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health is ...
Lindsen Morera, works for a Member Association of IPPF called the Asociación Demográfica Costarricense (Costa Rican Demographic Association- ADC). She spoke at a high-level IPPF panel event, “SRHR - the key to gender equality and women’s empowerment”, at the 59th ...
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 ...