IPPF is proud to have supported Women’s Marches taking place across the world on Saturday 21st January 2017 in the wake of U.S. President Trump’s inauguration. It was a heartening display of the strength and scale of the global Women’s Rights movement and served to unite a wide range of individuals and groups under the banner of gender equality, amongst other progressive agendas. IPPF co-sponsored the Women’s March on London, which was estimated to have over 100,000 participants, in order to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights were seen as central to the Women’s rights agenda.
On attending the March, IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse stated:
‘We are committed to ensuring the rights of women are respected and represented around the globe. These cannot be partial rights; they must include the right to decide when and if to have a child, and in the instance of unwanted pregnancy, the right to access safe abortion’.
IPPF will build on this moment of global solidarity and galvanise support for increased and sustained commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights from governments everywhere. If you are interested in joining the global movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality, read more about our global campaigning and join our activist network. And you can also donate below.