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With Carina Hirsch – Advocacy and Policy Manager, Margaret Pyke Trust and the Population & Sustainability Network
Mention Nyala in South Darfur and red flags go up, alerts of a lawless place, a place of insecurity – a volatile place. But the less told story of the camps in Nyala - the story behind the headlines - is one of resilience and hope.
The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
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.
The Sudan Family Planning Association (SFPA) was established in 1965 by pioneers in obstetrics and gynaecology in response to increases in maternal, neonatal and infant mortality and morbidity. As the statistics show, Sudan is a country in great need of frontline sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. Advocacy, and undertaking information, education and communication (IEC) programmes are critical.
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).