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At 26, Julonna Peterson of St Vincent is one of the youngest executive directors of an IPPF Member Association. Driven by a passion for volunteering and helping others, Julonna’s immediate focus upon taking up the role in January 2021 was to coordinate and manage an emergency response following the devastating volcanic eruption on the island.
Like many of our Member Associations, Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), acted swiftly in March 2020 to develop a new and efficient strategic approach to healthcare delivery for its clients. PPAZ introduced an initiative that, for the first time, offered self-managed contraceptive care to women and young people.
There is no doubt that the climate crisis is one of the key challenges of our time – our planet is in a state of emergency and the time for action is now. An often overlooked aspect of the climate crisis is how it intersects with sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The Family Planning Association of Jamaica has been a leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare to communities across Jamaica for over 80 years. We had the honor of exploring the stories of some of the inspiring people involved with them during that time.
In Chigude, a usually quiet rural village in northern Malawi, young people gather around two tables laughing and chatting animatedly. On one table, they are playing a traditional mancala board game Bawo. On the other, volunteers demonstrate putting a condom ...
Abdoulaye Camara is the best dancer in the neighbourhood, and he’s not afraid to show it. Abdoulaye’s moves aren't just for fun. He's head of the dance troupe of the Youth Action Movement, belonging to the Association Malienne pour la Protection et la Promotion de la Famille, which uses dance and comedy sketches to talk about sex.
Dr Zarka Riaz is a gynecologist at the Family Health Model Clinic in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. One of the biggest issues women in her community face is access to contraception. However, things are changing for the better thanks to Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH2ACTION) programme.
The year marks the 60th anniversary of the game-changing contraceptive pill. It allowed people to take real ownership over if and when they had children, and how many they had, giving them control over their lives in a way that had never been seen before.
In Ethiopia, getting young people’s attention about sexual and reproductive healthcare is no easy task. But at a youth centre in Jimma, groups of young people are getting vital messages about sexual health and contraception out to their peers through dance, song, and poetry.
Women living in rural areas of Ethiopia often lack access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare. Family Planning Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) are expanding their free services in remote clinics to ensure no woman is left behind.