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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.
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.
Mexico City Policy will have a devastating impact for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with its extension far beyond family planning. Restrictions into support for HIV, maternal health and infectious diseases programmes will mean that millions will be denied lifesaving healthcare they need. The policy will hit hardest, the women living at the margins of society – the poorest, the most remote and those under 25.