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The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
The Israel Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Israel's leading organization advancing the human right to sexual health.
'Open Door' is a national network consisting of 14 information, counselling and treatment centres. The centres deal with issues of adolescence, such as intimacy, love, prevention of sexual violence, and healthy and responsible sexual behaviour. They serve as open and safe places for young people, in particular at-risk individuals.
“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
A new level of partnership was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today at Women Deliver. It will bring a significant boost in investment to family planning services in 13 countries focusing on vulnerable groups, particularly in areas affected by natural disasters and conflict,
Israel Family Planning Association: training people with sensory and physical disabilities to provide sexuality education; addressing a taboo issue; improving participants’ communication and technical knowledge; and increasing awareness of sexuality and disability amongst the trainees, people with disabilities and the wider community.
“Until now no one had ever spoken to me about sexuality in such a clear manner. This work helped me to find my sexual self, to attempt to understand it, to listen to it, be complete with it, to love it.” (Project beneficiary)
Lucella Campbell, Senior Program Advisor with IPPF Western Hemisphere Region, speaks about what is being done in Haiti to improve access to sexual and reproductive health, and repair facilities and infrastructure that were destroyed in the earthquake.
For the work that they've done, PROFAMIL, the IPPF Member Association in Haiti, was awarded the Beacon of Hope award at '50 & Fabulous: Celebrating 50 Years of Women's Advances Since The Pill', a gala, celebrity-studded event held in New York City on 18 October 2010.