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Many sex workers in Uganda end up having unwanted pregnancies often resorting to unsafe abortions. There are many myths and misconceptions about contraception as well as a lack of access. This issue was one of the reasons why Lady Mermaid's Bureau (LMB), a sex workers rights organisation from Kampala, decided to apply for a grant from the Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) in 2013.
Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child. Girls are often the ones to suffer firsthand from the lack of access to sexual and reproductive services. We will continue to fight for girls everywhere to not only have access to health care services but to stand up and shout 'I Decide my future'.
One month on the Cyclone Winston hit Fiji, IPPF-SPRINT is still providing sexual, reproductive and maternal care to cyclone-affected population.
It's 2015 and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000, are now coming to an end. But what happens next? “Post-2015”! The plan is for a new set of goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be agreed by UN Member States globally this September. As the successors to the MDGs these SDGs will be important because they will guide national policy making and budget prioritisation..
IPPF is supporting an initiative by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to ensure global action to address violence against women and girls in humanitarian situations such as the on-going crisis caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
In the wake of disaster or conflict women and girls face very particular sets of challenges. The risks associated with sexual violence escalate in situations where large parts of a population are displaced or where law and order have broken down.