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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.
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?
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.
IWD (8 March 2019) is a time to celebrate the achievements of fearless women globally. We’re honored to highlight the passion and commitment of doctors, nurses, peer educators, activists and volunteers who dedicate their efforts to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women and girls in Albania. Financial and physical barriers often mean many delay seeking medical advice, especially those that live in rural areas. Understanding the unmet need for rural women, Albanian Centre of Population and Development introduced a faster, more cost and time effective screening tool.
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.
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
For the first time men and adolescent boys, sexual and reproductive healthcare needs are put in the spotlight.