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.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the delivery of sexual and reproductive healthcare around the world, according to a survey of its national members conducted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
IPPF arranged the first meeting of the project group that is tasked to develop IPPF policy and advocacy work on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) issues in Nairobi in November 2019. IPPF has chosen 12 member associations (MAs), two from each IPPF region, for this important work.
Once again, we are proud to stand with organizations around the world to highlight 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs annually from 25 November to 10 December. Yet, we are obviously disappointed that we need to – and we hope that one day we never have to mark it again.
Four new key pledges were revealed, covering areas such as comprehensive sexuality education, abortion care, and the fight against discriminatory laws covering sexual identity and gender expression.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – a defining moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights. But what is ICPD and how did it revolutionize our approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights?
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.
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The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) is working with women in prison by training them in mechanics to beauty parlour work, so that upon their release they have the opportunity to become financially independent.
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.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the riots, a moment of resistance by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination, police harassment and exploitation. Fifty years on from the riots we ask ourselves; how much progress has been made for the rights of the LGBTI community?
UHC means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship – because health is a fundamental human right. Achieving this is vital as healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.