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.

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At 15, Layla was forced into marriage. She was beaten and raped by her husband’s brother. She fled from her home. A kindly neighbour took her in. She helped her to move to another city. Only, she wasn’t the kindly ...