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The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
Established in 2004 by Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan, Respect, Educate, Nurture, Empower Women (RENEW) became an Associate Member Association of IPPF in November 2009. It aims to be the leading organization in shaping the future role of women in Bhutanese Society, helping to reduce vulnerabilities while nurturing and empowering them. Their work is focused on reaching poor, disadvantaged and adolescent girls and women.
The Family Planning and Sexual Health Association of Lithuania (FPSHA) focuses on educational campaigns, advocacy and the protection of reproductive and sexual rights. The organization runs training courses for health personnel and teachers, and advocates for the introduction of sex education in the school curriculum.
It collaborated with the Polish Member Association in designing a 'Preparation for Family Life' programme for schools, and it joined with the Danish Member Association in promoting and providing seminars for teachers.
“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
Calls for coherent policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights
A new report analysing contraceptive access across Europe reveals serious differences between countries in how they approach access to contraceptive choice.
'The Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 10 EU Countries' was developed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN).
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,
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.