IPPF acknowledges the important role that the Human Rights Council plays in safeguarding human rights and particularly the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls and the LGBTIQ+ communities, especially those who are victims of violence and discrimination, including those living in humanitarian crisis and experience marginalization and abuse.
A few weeks ago the heads of the Commonwealth states met in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018. IPPF were invited to speak on one of the first SRHR panels at the Commonwealth forum.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is disappointed with the outcome of the 2018 UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD), whose theme was “Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration.”
Poland’s parliament is debating a new draft bill entitled “Stop Abortion.” If adopted, this legislation will further limit the already restricted grounds on which women can lawfully access abortion in Poland. It will place women’s health and lives at risk and violate Poland’s international human rights obligations. We call on Members of Poland’s Parliament to listen to the voices of women across Poland and to reject this regressive legislative proposal and protect women’s health and human rights.
IPPF celebrates role as champion for women and girls on the first anniversary of the SheDecides movement in Pretoria. Lucien Kouakou, IPPF Regional Director for Africa, addressed the SheDecides event as IPPF global champion and reinforcing our commitment to women and girls despite the reinforcement of the Global Gag Rule.
In the latest People and Power documentary, Al Jazeera team travel round Mozambique with AMODEFA, to look first-hand at the human impact the Global Gag Rule has had in the country and their programme focused on young people, HIV, Tuberculosis.