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By Fiona Coyle, Global and Sustainable Development Lead at the IPPF European Network Regional Office. On 11 July, over 700 people from around the world (leaders, Minister, advocates, policymakers, youth activists, and researchers) descended upon London for the 2nd Family ...
Natika Halil is Executive Director of FPA, the UK sexual health charity, IPPF EN Member Association On 30 June 2017 we saw a landmark decision for women’s rights, with the British government finally agreeing to rectify a historic injustice and ...
The 23-24 June saw volunteers and Executive Directors from 34 Member Associations across the region join together for the Regional Council and Regional Management Meeting. This was the first time in many years that the two groups had come together ...
Seventy-three percent of women have experienced abuse online. Online abuse is a form of cyber violence. The U.N. defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts.” Cyber violence extends that definition to include acts like trolling, hacking, spamming, and harassment online. Internet and social media platforms allow people to hide behind anonymous usernames or twitter handles often causing the abuse to be even crueler than would be the case offline.
1 in 3. This is how many women have been subjected to violence in their lifetime. This is shocking, yet when you look at the pervasive sexism in our society, this figure isn’t so surprising. Sexism is the root of ...
“I like that he reads a lot, and that he’s handsome too!” says Nicoleta of her boyfriend Marian. Marian and Nicoleta, both in their twenties, met by chance in 2014, and are now eager to move in together. “She’s beautiful,” ...
The messages of solidarity sent to women in Ireland and South America throughout the “Black Protest” clearly indicated that this mass mobilisation against the proposed abortion ban in Poland is not only a Polish matter. If we are truly worried ...
When Uluk began teaching his friends about reproductive health, he had no idea that it would develop into a fully-fledged vocation. It all started when one of his friends began asking everyone to hold up their thumbs. “We did, and ...
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the senseless death of Savita Halappanavar, who died at Galway University Clinic in Ireland after she was denied a life-saving abortion during her miscarriage. Although she begged doctors to terminate her pregnancy, the hospital ...
British people have something of a reputation for being reserved, especially when it comes to talking about sex and relationships. While some parts of society, especially the media, can feel very sexualised, we know that lots of people still feel ...