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Maher is a 20-year-old man living in Morocco. Homosexuality is viewed negatively and same-sex acts are punishable by up to three years in prison. Traditional gender roles are upheld and civil rights laws do not protect anyone from discrimination relating to sexual orientation or gender identity. Maher accessed services provided by the Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF).
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.
Association Marocaine de Planification Familiale (AMPF): working with young people to design five clinics and decide the amenities and services they would offer; training clinic staff in youth-friendly services and training young people to become peer educators in sexual and reproductive health; and addressing HIV stigma and increasing condom use. .
IPPF has always produced a substantial range of printed publications to support and report on its work. But recently, the organization has begun to make more vigorous use of film and video.
Today, IPPF’s Girls Decide mini-film series won a prestigious Charities and Social Enterprise Sector Award at the IVCA Clarion Awards in London.