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With Carina Hirsch – Advocacy and Policy Manager, Margaret Pyke Trust and the Population & Sustainability Network
The Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF) was founded in 1971. The organization is actively promoting a national population policy, and does so through advocacy with political and religious leaders. This is complemented by a committed programme of information, education and communication (IEC) within the community designed to enhance understanding of the benefits of careful child spacing and contraception, in terms of health and personal welfare, and economic security and stability.
Maher is a 20-year-old man living in Morocco. Homosexuality is viewed negatively and same-sex acts are punishable by up to three years in prison. Traditional gender roles are upheld and civil rights laws do not protect anyone from discrimination relating to sexual orientation or gender identity. Maher accessed services provided by the Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF).
‘Inspiring Change’ is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day and it’s something that IPPF’s staff and volunteers do every day of every year. How do we measure our impact?
Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale: Effective Participation of Youth project: providing opportunities for young people to gain information and training about sexual and reproductive health, broader health issues such as smoking and alcohol, and employment rights; including through writing and performing plays.
Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF): working with young people to design five clinics and decide the amenities and services they would offer; training clinic staff in youth-friendly services and training young people to become peer educators in sexual and reproductive health; and addressing HIV stigma and increasing condom use. .