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.

After being diagnosed with HIV, Lakshmi received training and information on HIV and has since dedicated her life to supporting people with HIV.
“After the earthquake, there were so many problems. So many homes were destroyed. People are still living in temporary homes because they’re unable to rebuild their homes.” Pasang Tamang lives in Gatlang, high up in the mountains of northern Nepal ...
The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal brought death and devastation to thousands of people – from which many are still recovering. But there was one positive outcome: after the earthquake, thousands of young people came forward to support those affected as volunteers.
The past 15 years have been turbulent for this small, landlocked country. Poverty is widespread and the earthquake of 2015 had a devastating effect. Almost 9,000 people were killed and over 22,000 injured, while the effect on houses and buildings ...
Mexico City Policy will have a devastating impact for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with its extension far beyond family planning. Restrictions into support for HIV, maternal health and infectious diseases programmes will mean that millions will be denied lifesaving ...
IPPF volunteers in Nepal work to empower women with contraceptive choices that will benefit their lifestyle, and also work with husbands in the community to break down patriarchal attitudes that impact women's health.
12 May, Bangkok, Thailand: The International Planned Parenthood Federation today renewed its call for donations to help its work in the wake of two devastating earthquakes in Nepal. The second quake which hit Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest earlier on ...
There are an estimated 200,000 trafficked Nepali girls and women in Indian brothels. Sunita, 19, was trafficked to India when she was 17. Now, Sunita is sharing a mushroom farm financed by IPPF, and has high hopes for the future.
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Early and forced marriage has terrible consequences for girls and young women. This film follows the story of Ashmita, a survivor of early marriage and forced to give up her education at a young age.