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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.
From the IPPF side event, "Transforming ‘work’: Linking Care, Public Services and Women’s Economic Empowerment" at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. ActionAid and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) brought together a panel at the 61st CSW ...
Today the world celebrates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a tradition that still puts at risk the life and health of millions of women and girls. FGM refers to different types of cutting and ...
Today we mark Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Violence against women and girls is more common than we think. It has undoubtedly affected someone close to you, a friend, family ...
International Planned Parenthood Federation Champions, Jessica Pratt and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, are joining forces with campaigners from around the world calling for an end to violence against women. Jessica Pratt, an opera singer, took a moment from her busy rehearsal ...
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 is an active member of the Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) which advocates for greater understanding of the relationships between population, health and sustainable development.The network is currently bringing a family planning component to a project combatting sexual violence ...
Orchid Project is a UK-based NGO working to end female genital cutting – the complete or partial removal of a girl or woman’s external genitals, or other form of injury to them, carried out for non-medical reasons. Orchid Project’s External ...
Malawi has just banned child marriage through a new law that increases the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18, representing a major victory for girls in a country that has one of the highest rates of child marriage ...