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The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has been recognised as a high scorer in the 2020 Global 50/50 Report – a review of the equality and gendered-related policies and practices of 200 global organisations active in health and health policy.
IPPF’s Member Associations overwhelmingly gave their support for radical reform of the Federation, at a historic General Assembly in New Delhi. It will pave the way for us to move forward and build a Federation that is more agile, transparent and most importantly, one that will better serve the people we are here for.
IPPF closely followed the negotiations on the situation of women and girls in rural areas, policies and programmes affecting youth, the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, the girl child, the implementation of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.
IPPF responds to the new UK aid pledge made at the United Nations General Assembly, to expand access for over 20 million women and girls.
IPPF welcomes the efforts of WHO in providing evidence-based guidance and recommendations to organizations providing sexual and reproductive health services.
The broadcaster says it will stop using the term “heartbeat bill” to describe attempts in the US to introduce six-week abortion bans, after conceding the phrase is biased. IPPF hopes this will prompt BBC News, who have not ruled out using the phrase, to reconsider its position.
IPPF strongly welcomes the renewal of the Mandate of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council that ends today in Geneva.
The BBC has said it won’t stop labelling attempts to ban abortion after six weeks as “heartbeat bills” – despite conceding the phrase is biased and medically inaccurate. The right thing to do is to stop using it. We call on the BBC to think again.
IPPF has welcomed the publication of the results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial – but warned they show how much more must be done urgently to combat HIV acquisition and offer real contraceptive choice.
IPPF has welcomed the news that Botswana’s High Court has overturned a ban on same sex relationships.The court ruled the law used to criminalise same sex relationships unconstitutional.