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IPPF Achieves Very High Performer Status in Global Health 50/50 Gender and Health Index 2024

IPPF is thrilled to announce that the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has been recognized as a Very High Performer in the 2024 Global Health 50/50 Gender and Health Index! This prestigious designation, coupled with our classification as a Consistently Strong Performer in trend performance, reflects IPPF's unwavering commitment to achieving gender equality. 

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An digital billboard in Times Square reading: "I decide the size of my family"
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| 17 August 2016

Thousands sign up to support sexual health

A 410,000–strong petition has been handed to the United Nations calling for women and girls to be put at the heart of the world’s next poverty reduction targets. The I Decide petition, which was started by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, aimed to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights were a central focus of the Sustainable Development Goals being decided this month (SDGs). People from 151 countries around the world signed the petition which has been handed to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. In a letter to Mr Ban, the Director-General of IPPF Tewodros Melesse, said: “IPPF has gathered the hopes of women, men and young people -gathered from around the world – who have called for the ability to decide on their own futures, including what happens to their bodies, who they share their life with and the size of their families. “They expressed their support for sexual and reproductive health and rights to be at the heart of the new development framework and we are grateful for your support in ensuring this is the case,” he added.  

An digital billboard in Times Square reading: "I decide the size of my family"
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| 29 September 2015

Thousands sign up to support sexual health

A 410,000–strong petition has been handed to the United Nations calling for women and girls to be put at the heart of the world’s next poverty reduction targets. The I Decide petition, which was started by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, aimed to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights were a central focus of the Sustainable Development Goals being decided this month (SDGs). People from 151 countries around the world signed the petition which has been handed to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. In a letter to Mr Ban, the Director-General of IPPF Tewodros Melesse, said: “IPPF has gathered the hopes of women, men and young people -gathered from around the world – who have called for the ability to decide on their own futures, including what happens to their bodies, who they share their life with and the size of their families. “They expressed their support for sexual and reproductive health and rights to be at the heart of the new development framework and we are grateful for your support in ensuring this is the case,” he added.  

An digital billboard in Times Square reading: "I decide the size of my family"
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| 17 August 2016

Thousands sign up to support sexual health

A 410,000–strong petition has been handed to the United Nations calling for women and girls to be put at the heart of the world’s next poverty reduction targets. The I Decide petition, which was started by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, aimed to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights were a central focus of the Sustainable Development Goals being decided this month (SDGs). People from 151 countries around the world signed the petition which has been handed to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. In a letter to Mr Ban, the Director-General of IPPF Tewodros Melesse, said: “IPPF has gathered the hopes of women, men and young people -gathered from around the world – who have called for the ability to decide on their own futures, including what happens to their bodies, who they share their life with and the size of their families. “They expressed their support for sexual and reproductive health and rights to be at the heart of the new development framework and we are grateful for your support in ensuring this is the case,” he added.  

An digital billboard in Times Square reading: "I decide the size of my family"
news_item

| 29 September 2015

Thousands sign up to support sexual health

A 410,000–strong petition has been handed to the United Nations calling for women and girls to be put at the heart of the world’s next poverty reduction targets. The I Decide petition, which was started by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, aimed to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights were a central focus of the Sustainable Development Goals being decided this month (SDGs). People from 151 countries around the world signed the petition which has been handed to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. In a letter to Mr Ban, the Director-General of IPPF Tewodros Melesse, said: “IPPF has gathered the hopes of women, men and young people -gathered from around the world – who have called for the ability to decide on their own futures, including what happens to their bodies, who they share their life with and the size of their families. “They expressed their support for sexual and reproductive health and rights to be at the heart of the new development framework and we are grateful for your support in ensuring this is the case,” he added.