Sweden raises its contribution to IPPF

An Ethiopian woman at an IPPF clinic.

IPPF has secured boosted funding from the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida). 

Funding will rise from US$12m in 2012 to approximately: US$16.5m in 2013, US$18m in 2014 and US$20m in 2015.

Charlotte Petri- Gornitzka, Director General of the Sida said: “We are proud to support IPPF, in driving forward the sexual and reproductive health movement, and in ensuring that sexual and reproductive health is embedded in the global political agenda.”

Meanwhile Maria Andersson, Executive Director of the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education said: "I’m extremely pleased to see that Sweden is committed not only to continuing its support for sexual and reproductive health rights. But in increasing its financial commitment so significantly it is showing that it believes sexula and reproductive health rights have a fundamental role in making sustainable development effective at a global level.”

Through this renewed and increased funding commitment from Sida, IPPF will be a step closer to realizing the dream of IPPF’s Swedish co-founder Elise Ottensen-Jensen who said: “I dream of the day when every newborn child is welcome, when men and women are equal, and when sexuality is an expression of intimacy, joy and tenderness.”