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Why is upholding sexual rights for all people is a priority of IPPF? How do IPPF staff and volunteers protect, defend and promote sexual rights, globally? With first person experiences and scenarios, the film explains IPPF's Declaration of Sexual Rights, our approach to service delivery and human rights-based advocacy.
In late July 2010, a woman brought her 10-year-old daughter, Sakina, into an emergency outreach clinic in Muzaffargarh, South Punjab. Floods had inundated that part of Pakistan and our Member Association - the Family Planning Association of Pakistan (Rahnuma-FPAP) - had deployed using boats and vans.
As we move towards 2015, a collection of UN agencies want to know: Do you have a vision for your future world? How can we alleviate poverty? How can we ensure sustainable global economic and social development?
As we commemorate Human Rights Day we must remember a simple fact: poverty is a cause and consequence of weak sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). This is because women who use contraceptives have a direct impact on the world's economy. For example, Nigeria would gain the equivalent of US$13.9bn per year if young women had the same employment rates as men.
The IPPF declaration is grounded in and informed by international agreements such as United Nations Conventions.
This abridged version to be used in conjunction with IPPF's original Sexual Rights Declaration.
On International Women’s Day, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has welcomed a new commentary from UN experts which says that the right to sexual and reproductive health is indivisible from other human rights.
“It is absolutely right for the Committee to address the issue of sexual and reproductive health specifically, today of all days,” said Tewodros Melesse, IPPF’s Director General.