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.

The lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and girls are in jeopardy because of the expansion of the US Global Gag Rule (GGR) , IPPF’s Director General has said. The expansion of the GGR (or Mexico City Policy) ...
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.
IPPF EN is co-hosting a high-level panel at the European Development Days , Brussels, on ensuring access to family planning and the empowerment of young people. Many of the world's least developed countries struggle with high fertility rates and low ...
Today on International Women's Day we stand in solidarity with the thousands of women in Ireland who are striking for a repeal of the eighth amendment. We echo the United Nations human rights committee call on the Irish government to ...
IPPF EN joined forces with World Vision EU office , European Women’s Lobby , ONE in Brussels , Plan International’s EU Office , European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (EPF) , European Youth Forum , and Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung ...
IPPF EN commends a new commentary from UN experts which says that the right to sexual and reproductive health is indivisible from other human rights. “Sexual and Reproductive Health is a basic human right. It is critical that this is ...
IPPF EN has joined a call to action to support the rights of Polish women, severely threatened by the proposition of a revised anti-abortion law. The draft proposition has been endorsed by the Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and the leader ...
IPPF EN has joined a call to action to support the rights of Polish women, severely threatened by the proposition of a revised anti-abortion law. The draft proposition has been endorsed by the Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and the leader ...
Each year in April, UN Member States gather in New York for the annual session of the UN Commission on Population and Development. The Commission’s role is to monitor the implementation of the Programme of Action adopted at the International ...
On 2 June 2016, a new alliance of organizations dedicated to building support for choice and dignity for all in Europe was launched at the European Parliament. High Ground: The Alliance for Choice and Dignity in Europe was formed to ...