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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.
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.
At IPPF we have thousands and thousands of people who work for us as volunteers every day, right across the world. One of those volunteers is 26-year-old Patrick Ongaya who lives in one of the Kenyan capitals biggest slums, Kibera ...
By Esther Mukami Njoroge I was 16-years-old when I became pregnant with my first child in 1982. I had only just moved to Form 1 at school when I found out and I felt depressed and disorientated by the news ...