Gender equality

Gender equality is a human right. It is also essential for eradicating poverty and improving the lives of future generations. Gender equality is at the heart of all our programming and advocacy work. IPPF pushes for legal and policy reforms which combat female genital mutilation (FGM), early forced marriage and other forms of gender discrimination.

IPPF hosted a G7 Ministerial Roundtable entitled Empower Women and Girls, Empower Humanity: Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
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This statement provides practical recommendations for IPPF Member Associations and other sexual and reproductive health stakeholders on how to manage abortion care within a people-centred model which empowers individuals and is supported by community collectives and social networks, however still backed-up by the healthcare system whenever needed or required.
With many people around the world marking Pride Month throughout June, now is an ideal time to reflect on the progress made towards LGBTI+ equality globally since last year’s celebrations.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) would like to clarify the confusion regarding the ‘IPPFWHR’, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), and CHANGE merger. IPPF is not merging with the IWHC and CHANGE.
New data from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has revealed that unless alternative funding is sourced, the UK government's £131 million ($186 million) cut to UNFPA Supplies – the largest provider of donated contraception for some of the world's poorest communities - will lead to an estimated additional: 2.4 million unintended pregnancies, 685,000 unsafe abortions and 7,447 maternal deaths across IPPF's services alone before the end of 2021
The inspiration for delivering comprehensive sexuality education to young people digitally was propelled by the COVID-19 lockdown. Like other frontline healthcare providers, FPA was faced with unforeseen challenges about how to continue reaching their communities.
Accessibility to information and contraceptives has always been a priority for Famia Planea Aruba (FPA) especially working in partnership with schools to provide guidance, counselling, and contraceptive care to students.
When Famia Planea Aruba (FPA) saw a gap in the market the team developed an online contraceptive store and bespoke delivery service to better reach their clients.
Myths, misconceptions and misinformation about periods feed into stigma which can be hugely damaging for many girls, women and people who menstruate around the world.
Since starting volunteering to encourage other men to learn about contraception and gender-based violence, José has seen the positive change in his community. Those small achievements encourage him to keep going.