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Meet some of people who were so motivated by the discrimination-free healthcare they received from our Member Associations, or by the potential to support their communities in need, that they decided to become much-valued volunteers.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning, almost 50 nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence in emergencies. They will all be part of various emergency outreach teams in Tonga.
Tongan IPPF youth campaigner Joshua Sefesi has been presented with a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace for the transformative work he is doing to raise awareness of sexual reproductive health and women’s rights in his community.
In February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita hit Tonga – the strongest storm in 60 years. In crises like this one, IPPF Humanitarian provides sexual and reproductive healthcare through local partners.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning in February, almost fifty reproductive health nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies.
It’s hard to fathom that only days ago, their tiny island Kingdom of Tonga was ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita. But they are here, and keen to learn.
Following the devastation wrecked by Tropical Cyclone Gita on the island of Kingdon of Tonga, the Tonga Family Health Association deployed an emergency response team. The team was able to bring vital sexual and reproductive health care to local communities. By taking services to the people, the team has been able to expand the types of care that many women would not readily access including pap smears and the opportunity to raise awareness around gender-based violence.
After tropical cyclone Gita, the IPPF Humanitarian team were deployed to Tonga where they met Leilani. Leilani identifies as a 'Leiti' (transgender woman) and she is fighting the stigma and discrimination surrounding the Leiti and LGBTI+ community.
The SPRINT Initiative was designed to address the gaps in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). This outlines the minimum standard of reproductive health care in crises settings. It is internationally recognized and can mean the difference between life and death. We work around the world to save lives in crisis situations:
Young people face unique barriers when seeking accurate information about abortion, and in accessing abortion services. This series showcases strategies implemented by IPPF Member Associations that have successfully reduced these barriers and increased young people’s access to abortion information and services.