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At a small clinic in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Jimma, a group of female volunteers prepare for their day educating sex workers about STIs, HIV and contraceptives, and distribute condoms. They encourage people to access the full range of healthcare available at the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia’s (FGAE) confidential clinic set up to help at-risk and underserved populations including sex workers.
Emebet Bekele is a former sex worker turned counsellor, who works at the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) run, confidential clinic in Jimma, Oromia, that was set up in 2014 to help at-risk and underserved populations like sex workers.
Kiribati is one of the least developed countries in the Pacific with few natural resources, limited governance, institutional capacity, and infrastructure. Humanitarian crises are prevalent here, and the occurrence of extreme weather events is likely to increase due to the climate crisis as the sea levels rise and regularly flood coastal homes.
Meet some of the dedicated staff and volunteers working on the frontline during a global pandemic. Working tirelessly, our colleagues are ensuring women, men, young people and families continue to receive sexual and reproductive healthcare throughout cities and in remote communities.
Thanks to a programme supported by Danish Family Planning Association and delivered by Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, midwife Sophia Abrafi has been able to expand on the services she provides - especially to young people.
Factory workers at Mim Cashew, in a small town in rural Ghana, are taking their reproductive health choices into their own hands, thanks to a four-year project rolled out by Planned Parenthood Association Ghana (PPAG) along with the Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA).
When Gifty Anning Agyei was pregnant, her classmates teased her, telling her she should drop out of school. With help from Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana and the Danish Family Planning Association, Gifty got the support she needed to continue her studies.
Dorcas Amakyewaa works in a cashew factory on the outskirts of Mim, Ghana. In 2018, Planned Parenthood Association Ghana and Danish Family Planning Association, launched a programme to help expand access to services and information to the community of Mim. Dorcas jumped at the chance to become a peer educator.
Over the past decade we have continued to meet need in a constantly changing world. We now look to the new decade with re-energized vigour putting care at the forefront of our mission to ensure women, men, young people and families can live their lives in dignity and safety.
Meet some of the women in prison benefitting from a skills building programme run by the Family Planning Association of India. Some are facing up to 20 years in prison and many have little to no education – the training gives hope that once they are released, they can use their new skills to earn a living.