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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 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.