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“I gave birth to ten children – three are no longer alive. I would not have done it if there was a family planning opportunity. I would have had fewer children without the stress and difficulty I have had.” – ...
December 5th 2011: a good day for volunteers. It’s UN International Volunteer Day; it’s the European Year of Volunteering; and it’s the 10th anniversary of the UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV2001 + 10). Clearly, volunteers are highly regarded at ...
Dr.Naomi Seboni was today elected President of IPPF. In a letter to colleagues, she called on the organisation to “continue to be brave and angry”. She exhorted IPPF’s worldwide body of 30,000 staff and millions of volunteers to “be proactive ...
World Aids Day has highlighted worrying trends in Western and Central Europe: the total number of people living with HIV continues to grow and there is strong evidence of resurgent HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men in ...
IPPF today announces the appointment of Mr.Lucien Kouassi Kouakou as the new Regional Director for the Africa Region. He’s well known to the organisation, having worked for IPPF for over 20 years in a variety of different roles. Too many, ...
What IPPF does is personal. By answering each person’s unique need for help – whether in the shape of advice, counselling, education, information, contraceptive supplies or direct medical intervention - each and every professional staff member and each and every ...
The UN has named October 31st as 7 BILLION DAY. It’s the day when the birth of a child to someone, somewhere on earth, will tip the world’s population to over 7,000,000,000. Imagine 28,592 people standing on every single square ...
IPPF's member association in Ireland, Ireland Family Planning Association reports on a major move forward on abortion reform in Ireland. In a momentous day for women in Ireland, UN member states took a stand for Irish women’s reproductive rights at ...
During the 12th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, the human rights records of Ireland and Lithuania were reviewed and assessed by member states of the United Nations. The UPR is the latest reporting mechanism at the ...
Teenagers: they know it all. Unfortunately, when it comes to contraception, many clearly don’t.These are the findings from a World Contraception Day survey (supported by IPPF) which questioned 5,426 15-19 year-old young people from 29 countries right round the globe. ...