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Peer educator programmes amongst female sex workers is key to help ensure women are protected and informed about contraception and HIV. The Global Gag Rule means programmes like this are at risk of being closed due to the withdrawal of funding.
ABUBEF is the Association Burundaise Pour Le Bien-Etre Familial, Burundi. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) means the clinic will see 39% of its funding cut. The GGR will heavily impact their HIV programmes and services. Monica is one voice of many, that will feel the loss for herself and her community.
Peer educator programmes are a vital bridge between sexual and reproductive knowledge and youth. The classes provide a safe, open and informed space for students to talk about sex. With the Global Gag Rule (GGR) peer educator programmes will be forced to close.
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
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The Association Burundaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial's (ABUBEF) provides vital integrated services to local communities, including contraception, prevention and treatment of HIV.The Global Gag Rule (GGR) threatens their very existence and are set to lose 39% of their funding.
Set up in 1991, the Association Burundaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial's (ABUBEF) original mission was to deliver family planning. Over 20 years later, the organization operates a large number of services across a broad range of sexual and reproductive health ...