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The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Rutgers are leading the coordination of the first-ever pre-conference focussed on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) ahead of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam this year.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is an essential component in promoting SRHR, and in December, members of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) came together from all over the world to discuss best practises. There were two major outcomes from the conference: An exchange and discussion of best practises on CSE and a joint statement from IPPF to the UNFPA conference hosted by the Government of Norway just after the IPPF conference.
IPPF interim Director General, Rosemary Gillespie, pays tribute to the wonderful work done by Cecile Richards in her 12 years as President of Planned Parenthood of America.
IPPF welcomes the new International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, which was published last week by UNESCO in collaboration with UNAIDS, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Women, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The International Planned Parenthood Federation has elected a new President to lead its Governing Council as well as a honorary treasurer. Rana Abu Ghazaleh was elected as the new President and John Tangi as IPPF’s new Honorary Treasurer, at the Council’s biannual meeting in London.
Tewodros Melesse, IPPF’s Director-General, has been attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly – taking part in key events that highlight the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights in delivering the Sustainable Development Agenda. Here are some highlights ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation has praised the Governments, private companies and partner organisations making family planning commitments at today’s London Summit. Speaking at the summit, IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse said: “IPPF welcomes the wonderful and generous commitments being ...
IPPF is committed to tackling abortion stigma at the individual, community, institutional and legal levels. This year, thanks to the Packard Foundation, we are pleased once again to be offering funding for youth-led projects tackling abortion stigma. These grants (of ...
International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International (MSI) announced at their annual Donors meetings this week, a new Organisational Agreement between the two organisations to respond to the challenging environment in delivering sexual and reproductive health services and rights. ...
Tewodros Melesse, Director General of IPPF visited Japan on 5-7 June with two of IPPF’s senior management team members. During his visit, Mr Melesse attended the first policy dialogue between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IPPF and met with ...