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Supporting women during humanitarian crisis

The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) welcomes the commitment by the Australian Government to continue funding the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s work with women during humanitarian crises. Over 800 women and girls are dying every day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Three in five preventable maternal deaths occur in conflict, displacement and natural disasters. When disasters hit we must not forget women still need access to safe birthing spaces, family planning services, and protection against sexual violence. Since commencing in 2007 the IPPF SPRINT (Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post-Crisis Settings) initiative has supported over 890,000 people through times of disaster including in Fiji, Nepal and Vanuatu. The APGPD is pleased to see the Australian Government continuing to support women in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. While other countries are pulling back and leaving women and children vulnerable it is vital Australia continues to show global leadership focused on gender equality. Access to reproductive health services is a key component of women’s empowerment, with better health outcomes leading to better education and economic outcomes for all. The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) is a cross-party group of parliamentarians who work collaboratively to champion sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment globally. The APGPD was established in 1995 as part of a global network of parliamentary groups and is a member of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.

Family Planning Alliance Australia

The Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) is an Associate Member of IPPF. It is a federation that comprises of the premier sexual health and family planning organisation from each of the states and territories across the country. FPAA is the national policy and advocacy voice of these organizations. National policy and advocacy activities are shared among these member organizations within Australia and outside of the country. FPAA works in partnership with sister IPPF Member Associations. 

FPAA member, Family Planning NSW, maintains a dynamic international programme in South East Asia and the Pacific. The major strategies of the programme are focused on enhancing the management and delivery of sexual and reproductive health care and education delivered by local organizations in a sustainable setting. DFAT, other agencies, donors and Family Planning NSW fund this work. 

For nearly 95 years, FPAA member organizations in each state and territory have provided sexual and reproductive health services for a large number of Australians.  

Our member organisations provide a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services that focus on prevention, early intervention, diagnosis and treatment, community and professional education and research. 

Services we deliver includes clinical services and professional and community education in the areas of contraception, cervical cancer screening, sexually transmitted infection (STI) (including HIV), breast checks, vasectomies, pregnancy testing and counselling, pregnancy termination, menopause management, management of gynaecological problems, domestic and sexual violence, and comprehensive sexuality education. This work is also targeted to high needs groups, including people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, young people, gender diverse people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

 

IPPF Humanitarian - Australian Aid logos

Supporting women during humanitarian crisis

The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) welcomes the commitment by the Australian Government to continue funding the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s work with women during humanitarian crises. Over 800 women and girls are dying every day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Three in five preventable maternal deaths occur in conflict, displacement and natural disasters. When disasters hit we must not forget women still need access to safe birthing spaces, family planning services, and protection against sexual violence. Since commencing in 2007 the IPPF SPRINT (Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post-Crisis Settings) initiative has supported over 890,000 people through times of disaster including in Fiji, Nepal and Vanuatu. The APGPD is pleased to see the Australian Government continuing to support women in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. While other countries are pulling back and leaving women and children vulnerable it is vital Australia continues to show global leadership focused on gender equality. Access to reproductive health services is a key component of women’s empowerment, with better health outcomes leading to better education and economic outcomes for all. The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) is a cross-party group of parliamentarians who work collaboratively to champion sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment globally. The APGPD was established in 1995 as part of a global network of parliamentary groups and is a member of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.

Family Planning Alliance Australia

The Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) is an Associate Member of IPPF. It is a federation that comprises of the premier sexual health and family planning organisation from each of the states and territories across the country. FPAA is the national policy and advocacy voice of these organizations. National policy and advocacy activities are shared among these member organizations within Australia and outside of the country. FPAA works in partnership with sister IPPF Member Associations. 

FPAA member, Family Planning NSW, maintains a dynamic international programme in South East Asia and the Pacific. The major strategies of the programme are focused on enhancing the management and delivery of sexual and reproductive health care and education delivered by local organizations in a sustainable setting. DFAT, other agencies, donors and Family Planning NSW fund this work. 

For nearly 95 years, FPAA member organizations in each state and territory have provided sexual and reproductive health services for a large number of Australians.  

Our member organisations provide a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services that focus on prevention, early intervention, diagnosis and treatment, community and professional education and research. 

Services we deliver includes clinical services and professional and community education in the areas of contraception, cervical cancer screening, sexually transmitted infection (STI) (including HIV), breast checks, vasectomies, pregnancy testing and counselling, pregnancy termination, menopause management, management of gynaecological problems, domestic and sexual violence, and comprehensive sexuality education. This work is also targeted to high needs groups, including people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, young people, gender diverse people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.