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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.
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.
Access to education, the right to make choices about your own body – these are things many of us take for granted. But the reality for many women and young girls in developing countries is very different.
Denied rights to some very basic choices – such as how many children to have and when, whether to stay in school, and how to participate in their country’s economy.
For some, this is about culture, custom, economics or just denial of basic human rights. For others it is as simple, yet life changing, as not having access to modern contraceptive methods.
In the lead up to October's International Day of Rural Women and to celebrate World Contraception day, IPPF reached out to over 200 rural women on 26 September.
IPPF's member Association in Kenya, Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), held a sexual and reproductive health day in Githuruini Village in Kenya.
China Family Planning Association (CFPA): recruited and trained men who have sex with men (MSM) to become peer educators to improve their own and their peers' sexual health. Service providers were also trained to reduce stigma and discrimination; and an emphasis on 'choice not testing' has contributed to engagement and the dissemination of safer sex practices.
The Rwandan genocide of 1994 is well documented. During what has been described as “one of the most intensive killing campaigns in human history”, over 2 million people fled the country to neighbouring states. As they began to return home, settling in populous refugee villages with limited health support and infrastructure, pre-existing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) problems grew in volume and severity, and the need for action became ever more urgent.