IPPF is committed to the achievement of gender equality because it is a human right, it advances women’s and girls’ empowerment and it is embedded in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). As such, we are proud to present a gender equality toolkit for Member Associations.
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.
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.
IPPF member association SOFHA (Somaliland Family Health Association) are working hard to educate their local communities on the harm of female genital mutilation (FGM). Slowly, but surely, attitudes are changing.
The Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH Serbia) decided to challenge gender stereotypes in Serbian society through the act of theatre-based workshops. Boys and girls participate and literally walk in one another's shoes to help challenge and dismantle 'gender roles'.
Men's sexual and reproductive health needs are often unfulfilled due to a combination of factors, including a lack of service availability, poor health-seeking behaviour among men, health facilities often not considered "male-friendly".
IPPF recognizes that investing in gender equality is essential both as a means for fulfilling SRHR and as an end in itself. Sexual and reproductive health and rights will only be achieved when there is gender equality.
The aim of the She Decides Conference was to increase commitments from leading governments around the world, so that organizations like IPPF can continue to provide the critical access life-saving services that millions of women need.
This briefing is intended for civil society advocates working on influencing the outcome of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 61 and working within the field of women’s rights and gender justice. It sets out why SRHR must ...
Jessica Pratt is a successful Opera Singer. Despite her busy rehearsal schedule, she took the time to say the world "I'm sick of violence against women and want it to stop". Join her: take a photo or a video holding ...