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A new global campaign launched by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today is throwing down the gauntlet to world leaders to support people’s basic sexual and reproductive rights – so people can decide what happens to their bodies, who they live with and whether or not they become pregnant.
The I decide campaign will have more than 50 IPPF Member Associations holding events across the world to highlight the situation of people who are not able to make decisions about their own lives due to stigma, discrimination or abuse.
The Japan Trust Fund (JTF) represents a visionary partnership that began in 2000 between the Government of Japan and IPPF. Together, we invest in programmes that prioritize health equity, gender equality, and human security for all. Traditionally a driving force behind IPPF's efforts to support the integrated HIV prevention programmes of our Member Associations in Africa and Asia, JTF has adjusted to reflect changing global health priorities.
Conflict and instability are part of life for many Palestinians, and over 29% of them live in poverty. As a result, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are not prioritized.
The Palestine Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA) have built support for SRHR by growing their network of volunteers and supporting activists to be agents of change.
Wilfred is a 22-year-old gay activist in Cameroon, who worked as a community organizer in the organization Affirmative Action. Same-sex acts are punishable by imprisonment of up to five years and the media has repeatedly launched homophobic campaigns. Wilfred is involved in a project implemented by the Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) as psychosocial adviser for other LGBTI youth.