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It's not every day you fly into Heathrow from Bangladesh on Tuesday evening, meet the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Wednesday lunchtime, and leave on Thursday morning. Today was the day for IPPF's Syefa Ahmed - and for ...
So what does the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development think about conditionality? What is a Tara Mela and how does it work? And what kind of messages about sex interest young people: dire warnings, or "30-ways-to-give-your-partner-a-better-orgasm? Just ...
We'll be loading up a summary of web-wide Rio high and low lights on Monday, but for now .... here's that telling quote from a 16 year old in a project run by BEMFAM (the IPPF Member Association in Brazil). ...
There were few unanimous voices emerging from the Rio+20 summit on “Sustainable Development”. Sadly, one that was unanimous was that of the Reproductive Rights (RR) community: united in its disappointment and outright anger that once again RR had been sidelined ...
"How can we hope for global sustainability unless we invest in sexual and reproductive health and rights?" asks Tewodros Melesse in this week’s British Medical Journal , ahead of the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. He’s adamant that IPPF should ...
IPPF's very own Doortje Braeken (who heads up the youth team here at Central Office) has just contributed a thought-provoking piece on Comprehensive Sexuality Education to the Guardian Online. If you take a look, amongst other things, you'll discover how ...
It has 2.1m unique visits per day, and it's the UK's second most-accessed online paper. Its readership is split three ways (equally) between the UK, the US and the rest of the world. The Guardian Online is regarded as the ...
Contraception: It’s the personal decision with world-changing consequences. Here’s a list of the most powerful ways contraception influences our world, from literacy rates to life expectancy. 1. Highest fertility - shortest lives. Women in Sierra Leone live half as long ...
“Robust” is probably the word they’d use in diplomatic circles regarding some of the contributions to the Commission on Population Development last week. Particularly with regard to young people’s sexual and reproductive health. “It’s a fools’ paradise to believe that ...
A few years ago at a book signing with fellow congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared an anecdote about the sometimes strange experience of being a woman in the still predominantly man's world known as Congress. She ...