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Fatima is a midwife and has worked for the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Agency for 18 years. Her work has not only positively impacted her community but also her personal life.
Amani is a 24 year old midwife and volunteer peer educator with the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Agency. Her role as a volunteer involves her visiting schools to discuss sexual health in a climate that has many 'taboo' issues such as abortion and sex outside of marriage. This is her story.
Women and girls seeking an abortion face a number of barriers in accessing abortion care. Women like Khawla*, who with three children already and pre-existing health conditions, did not want to continue her pregnancy. Palestine Family Planning and Protection Agency (PFPPA), were there to help ensure she got the care and support she needed.
In Palestine sexual violence against women, especially within the family, is common. Women's virginity is linked to the honour of their family, and will face threats of death for dishonouring their family. Mariam needed help to get out of a ...
International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Member Association, Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA) is working to support women and girls and spread the message that women should not have to live with sexual harassment or assault, and let them ...
"I needed answers but I was afraid to ask." Anwar* a 21 year old university student explains how stigma affected his life and his actions to overcome it: "I lived in a very conservative village in Palestine, where we weren’t ...