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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.
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.
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.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, medical abortion has an increasingly important role to play in ensuring access to safe abortion care for those who choose not to continue their pregnancy.
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.
Access to abortion care in many countries is already severely restricted, but with the recent global pandemic, access to safe abortion care is about to get even more difficult. Safe Abortion Action Fund's Laura Hurley, explores the potential impact on women and girls seeking safe abortion care.