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.

Dragana Stojanovic grew up in socialist Yugoslavia and has been the Executive Director of the Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for 12 years. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality. IPPF spoke to her about the challenges women and girls face in Serbia
Lina Sabra is the Executive Director of the Lebanese Association for Family Health (SALAMA). For International Women's Day, IPPF sat down with Lina to discuss her journey into sexual and reproductive health and rights and what her plans are for advancing SRHR in Lebanon.
IPPF are honoured and delighted to be commended as a high performer in the Global Health 50/50 2019 analysis of gender equality policies and practices among global organisations active in health.
IWD (8 March 2019) is a time to celebrate the achievements of fearless women globally. We’re honored to highlight the passion and commitment of doctors, nurses, peer educators, activists and volunteers who dedicate their efforts to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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Malawi has one of the most comprehensive laws against child marriage in Africa after a new bill was passed in 2017 increasing the legal marital age from 15 to 18-years-old. The Marriage Act of Malawi in 2017 protects any girl ...
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It is estimated that two-thirds of women do not have access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services in Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa. Our member association, Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), is bridging this gap between the need for healthcare and women by bringing services into the heart of the workplace.
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Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It's estimated that 47% of women and girls are married before the age of 18. Watch our short film on how our member association, Family Planning Association Malawi (FPAM) is helping to put an end to child marriage.
11 October marks International Day of the Girl Child, a time to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. Find out what you do and don’t know about these issues in our quiz.
After generations of oppression under a colonial-era law, today the LGBTI community in India celebrated the scrapping of key provisions in Section 377 from the Indian Penal Code, which had previously outlawed consensual same-sex sexual relations.
The Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) has been providing sexual and reproductive health care since 1988. Yet, since the Global Gag Rule was reintroduced in January 2017, this vital care and support for local communities can no longer continue due to loss of funding.