Gender Equality

Gender equality is a human right. It is also essential for eradicating poverty and improving the lives of future generations. Gender equality is at the heart of all our programming and advocacy work. IPPF pushes for legal and policy reforms which combat female genital mutilation (FGM), early forced marriage and other forms of gender discrimination.

Across Europe, we are watching in horror as your parliament tries to take away your fundamental human rights. We condemn this attack on your freedom to make choices. We support your efforts to stop this terrible ban on abortion and ...
"The cross-cutting nature of sexual and reproductive health and rights is reflected in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and must now also guide governments’ implementation efforts. There is no one size fits all approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda," writes ...
IPPF EN, alongside partner organisations based in Brussels, participated in the annual European week of Action for Girls from 10-14 October. The European Week of Action for Girls is an annual week-long event which aims to ensure that girls’ empowerment ...
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 ...
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A unique Coalition of more than 25 European-wide networks and NGOs dedicated to social justice and equality, the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls calls on the EU decision-makers to mark International Women’s Day with concrete actions. ...
It has been truly empowering to observe the recent mass-mobilization of Polish women protesting the proposed strengthening of current abortion regulations. I have never seen such an explosion of women’s resistance in my country, and what is more, the tremendous ...
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On 22 November 2016, the European Commission released a package of documents as key steps for the EU to grab the new global framework of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. As they represent various expressions of the EU ...
On 23 January 2017 President Trump signed an executive order reinstating the Global Gag Rule, or the Mexico City Policy. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) believes in the right of every individual to decide about their own health and ...
BRUSSELS, JANUARY 20: Thousands of women, men and children are set to attend the Lights for Rights March in Brussels today in solidarity with the women’s march in Washington. This unprecedented attack on women’s rights across Europe and worldwide is ...
In solidarity with those fighting for women’s rights and social justice around the world, join us to light a candle on Place de la Monnaie on January 20 at 5pm.