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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 collaboration with Japanese private companies and International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Member Association, Planned Parenthood Association Ghana (PPAG) was announced last week on a three day tour of Ghana by Dr Toshiko Abe, the Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs. The tour included a visit to reproductive health project and meetings with experts working on maternal and child health.
Japan’s First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs Akie Abe, and IPPF’s Director General Tewodros Melesse have agreed on the need to continue the fight to strengthen women’s health and rights, in a High Level Meeting in the margins of the UN General Assembly 2016 in New York.
Women are at the heart of every nation's future was the recurring message at an event organized by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Government of Japan and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health ahead of the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa.
The Government of Japan and the International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide a solid basis for long-term co-operation on reproductive health including family planning, particularly in Africa, IPPF said today.
On 9 May, Dr Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr Tewodros Melesse, IPPF Director General signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Strategic Partnership between the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IPPF in their meeting at the UK Parliament.
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. .