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.

In a major win for women’s reproductive rights, Ghana’s National Health Insurance Program has expanded to include free long-term contraception from 1 January 2022.
An estimated 64% of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 30, and the country now has more young people than it has in its history. In light of this, it is important that health policies are in place that can effectively respond to the needs of Pakistani youth.
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In line with the IPPF Humanitarian Strategy 2018–2022, we present promising practices to guide IPPF Member Associations and partners in the provision of CSE, specifically when operating in protracted humanitarian crisis environments and call the humanitarian community to action to ...
On 13 December 2021, the Lebanese Association for Family Health (SALAMA) hosted a closing ceremony of its Japan Trust Fund project, "Reducing maternal mortality and morbidity related to reproductive health among Syrian refugees and the Lebanese host communities in the Bekaa".
2021 presented significant challenges to public health – but progress has been made in many areas too. Here we reflect on the advances and setbacks made globally this year in abortion care, LGBTI+ rights, contraception, and gender equality.
In nearly every country around the world, the stigmatization of sex workers creates barriers to sex workers accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare. These barriers have been compounded and exacerbated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of lockdown measures and the diversion of medical staff and resources.
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IPPF envisions a world where “all people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being in a world without discrimination.” Therefore, Member Associations must strive to reach all adolescents with rights-based and contextually-relevant CSE to realize their sexual ...
Through our global teams and partners, we continue to deliver healthcare to clients wherever they are including communities impacted by humanitarian disasters or living in protracted crises, young people, and marginalized groups such as those living with a disability. Working through our global networks we advocate for the protection of sexual and reproductive rights, and especially the right to safe abortion.
Sanjiya, who is visually impaired, launched a group chat during the pandemic so that people living with disabilities could still access health information.
For the 16 Days campaign, here are 16 ways to help end violence against women and girls.