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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.
Nearly 10,000 Australian citizens have thrown their weight behind an online campaign calling on the Australian Government to ensure that cuts to overseas aid don’t undermine women’s and girl’s right to decide what happens to their body, the size of their family - their future.
The petition was handed in by the Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Tewodros Melesse, to the Executive Committee of the Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (PGPD) in Canberra on Tuesday 11 August.