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Understanding the challenges that people living with a disability face when accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH), and ensuring their rights are upheld, sits at the heart of Fianakaviana Sambatras’ (FISA) mission to reach vulnerable groups.
SFHA, an IPPF Member Association, provides reproductive health and family planning services through a permanent clinic in the capital city of Apia, and a mobile unit which visits rural areas and the outer islands to provide educational and contraceptive services.
As part of our Women in Leadership series, IPPF spoke to Ammal Awadallah, Executive Director, Palestine Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA), about leading an organization through emergency responses, pushing for change, and empowering women.
This 16 Days of Activism not only highlights the existence of sexual and gender-based violence in every society, but it also aims to challenge the silence and impunity that surrounds it in so many parts of the world.
The Colombian Constitutional Court has a historical opportunity in its hands as it decides on whether or not to completely remove the crime of abortion from the penal code, making it a public health matter.
The proportion of high-intensity cyclones and hurricanes has increased due to warmer global temperatures. To deal with the effects of this disaster, the support from IPPF’s Member Association in Indonesia was requested, in the form of reproductive health services for the community – an often overlooked but vital area needed in humanitarian responses.
The climate crisis is affecting everyone, but there is no doubt that some communities and groups of people are being more impacted than others. Guest blogger Evelyn Acham, a climate justice activist from Uganda, explains.
An increasing number of people globally live in areas badly affected by conflict, natural disasters, and other fragile humanitarian settings. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by these events by a significant margin – but why?
Despite Ravat Village being located approximately 30 minutes' drive from the capital, a lack of access to transportation and subsequent stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have left many communities further isolated.
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.