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Japan’s First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs Akie Abe, and IPPF’s Director General Tewodros Melesse have agreed on the need to continue the fight to strengthen women’s health and rights, in a High Level Meeting in the margins of the UN General Assembly 2016 in New York.
The Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsable (INPARRES) operates an extensive network of over 1,800 service points which include 16 permanent clinics, 1 mobile facility and over 1,000 associated facilities. Its Family Planning Brigades reach out to nearly 500,000 people in remote communities. The organization works with community groups and private doctors to integrate family planning services into maternal and child health programmes, and to conduct wide-ranging information, education and communication (IEC) activities.
The Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) was founded in 1971 and became an IPPF Member Association in 1972. It runs a family planning clinic in Nicosia, providing a range of services, including HIV and AIDS testing. The facility draws on the help of a number of volunteer gynaecologists. Hundreds of young people provide peer group counselling, and also run a telephone helpline and workshops on sex education and sexuality awareness on a voluntary basis.
apan Family Planning Association (JFPA) is a civil organization, established in 1954.
JFPA works hand in hand with the government, and with advice from experts and institutions, strives to achieve “a society where everyone in the country can have access to voluntary reproductive health services”.
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19 November 2015, Tokyo.
International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) Director General Tewodros Melesse and H.E. Mr. Hitoshi Kikawada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, have held discussions on reproductive health and humanitarian crises, IPPF said today.
Their discussions covered universal health coverage and the hardships facing women and children displaced by the Syrian crisis. The two shared the view that women and children’s health needs should be prioritized, as these tend to be overlooked in emergency assistance.
Vassilis is an openly gay man from Cyprus, where he volunteered and worked for the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA). Conservative values have a significant influence over public opinion in Cyprus when it comes to LGBTI rights. Vassilis is an intern at the IPPF European Network office.