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This year, we are putting the spotlight on the links between gender-based violence and the world of work. This could mean the violence and harassment women face while working, or on their way to/from work, or the harm they face at home which has an impact on their working lives.
With coronavirus spreading rapidly and strict lockdown measures imposed on the movement of people, the Japan Family Planning Association has been discussing ways to continue to provide vital sexual and reproductive health services.
Healthcare workers are the backbone of any healthcare emergency response, and COVID-19 is no different. Despite the difficult circumstances many of them face, they continue to deliver vital healthcare to their communities. We talk to Malak Dirani, a midwife in Lebanon of the impact COVID-19 on her work.
Once again, we are proud to stand with organizations around the world to highlight 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs annually from 25 November to 10 December. Yet, we are obviously disappointed that we need to – and we hope that one day we never have to mark it again.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – a defining moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights. But what is ICPD and how did it revolutionize our approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights?
UHC means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship – because health is a fundamental human right. Achieving this is vital as healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.
IPPF's Member Association in Mozambique were at the forefront of the response to Cyclone Idai, which devastated parts of the country earlier in 2019. In fact, they're still there supporting communities, and Emerson is one of the volunteer psychologists on hand to help.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the riots, a moment of resistance by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination, police harassment and exploitation. Fifty years on from the riots we ask ourselves; how much progress has been made for the rights of the LGBTI community?
Sakuni is 36-year-old transgender woman and activist from Sri Lanka, a country that experiences severe flooding almost every year. Trans people are often unable to access humanitarian aid in emergencies due to discrimination, which is a problem Sakuni is keen to help tackle.
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.