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All around the world, young people are leading the way for important change by improving their communities in their own unique, brilliant ways. These are just a few of their remarkable stories.
It is a shame that many people misunderstand what Comprehensive Sexuality Education is and are totally oblivious to its benefits to us as families, societies, nations and continents. Some individuals and organizations even go the extra mile of petitioning governments to take CSE out of school curricula. To them my final and only word is that scary stories don’t save lives, Comprehensive Sexuality Education does.
The Japan Trust Fund (JTF) represents a visionary partnership that began in 2000 between the Government of Japan and IPPF. Together, we invest in programmes that prioritize health equity, gender equality, and human security for all. Traditionally a driving force ...
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Switching a light on before dawn and after dusk. "Click". And it gives light. This everyday action, which most people in the world take for granted, is new for women living in non-electrified villages in Africa. Being able to switch ...
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Young people face unique barriers when seeking accurate information about abortion, and in accessing abortion services. This series showcases strategies implemented by IPPF Member Associations that have successfully reduced these barriers and increased young people’s access to abortion information and ...
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Women's empowerment is key to ensuring gender equality and health equity. A partnership between public, private and civil society found a unique way to address health and gender inequalities in some of the most disadvantaged communities of northern Ghana. This ...
I am Akosua Agyepong, a 20 year old, who talks about sex! I am a proud youth volunteer of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana . I talk about sexuality with other young people and encourage them to do the ...
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As part of our work in tackling abortion stigma, IPPF awards small grants to young people to create projects that would tackle the issue of abortion stigma in their communities.
Ghana is a country which has deep-rooted cultural norms, and structural barriers that perpetuate poor sexual and reproductive health. These include high risks of maternal mortality, high numbers of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and low levels of contraceptive use. ...
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of our grants for youth-led projects to tackle abortion stigma, which has been made possible by the Packard Foundation. Teams of young IPPF volunteers from Nepal, Palestine, Spain, Macedonia and Ghana will ...