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A new law, preventing schools from expelling pregnant girls, has begun to positively change perceptions, showing that law and social norms can reinforce each other. However, the intersection between law and culture in Senegal is largely creating rather than removing barriers. The prohibition of abortion and the criminalisation of homosexuality present direct legal barriers to SRH access with a profound impact on the health, safety and lives of young women and LGBT people. Other barriers are created by:
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has received a two year grant from the New Zealand Government to further IPPF’s sexual and reproductive health and rights services.
Funding has increased from a one year renewal to a two year grant 2014-2015 to the sum of $5 Million New Zealand dollars.
New Zealand High Commissioner in London, Sir Lockwood Smith, met with Director General Tewodros Melesse today to discuss the synergy of IPPF’s mandate with New Zealand’s Aid thematic priorities for supporting development through gender and human rights.