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Today the world celebrates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a tradition that still puts at risk the life and health of millions of women and girls.
The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
The Asociación Chilena de Protección de la Familia (APROFA) was founded in 1962. It was the first family planning organization in the country to focus on small programmes in under-served, impoverished areas.
APROFA promotes responsible parenthood and family planning, in conjunction with the Chilean government. APROFA works with the Red Cross to provide contraceptive and diagnostic services. In the last decade the organization has put special emphasis on training, information and education activities for teachers and students at all levels to promote sexual health education.
Somaliland has an estimated population of between 3.5 and 4 million people and one of the world’s highest maternal, neonatal and infant mortality levels. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a major problem in Somaliland with a prevalence close to 98%. Literacy rate is around 18% and Unemployment is extremely high with most families receiving remittance from family members abroad to meet their basic needs.
“Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life because I can now save money and do other things. I tell my friends they must take their family planning!” - Marie Kamara, 35, Liberia
Despite making a commitment in 2008 to boost comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in schools Chile’s Ministries of Health and Education look set to fall well short of this goal with just one year to go until the deadline. Here Yvonne Ivanesc, a freelance journalist, writes about our Chilean partner, APROFA, which is working to increase young people's access to sexual and reproductive health information by offering informational workshops.