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About IPPF EN
IPPF European Network champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Our Member Associations work in 40 countries across Europe and Central Asia, empowering their local populations, especially the most socially excluded, to live with dignity and to have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our Regional Office is in Brussels.
20 July 2018
IPPF EN cares: Supporting neglected communities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
In many countries, young people from marginalised groups most vulnerable to HIV are being harmed by high levels of violence, discrimination and stigma. Find out more about how we are empowering them and improving care.
The power of sexuality education
I grew up feeling ashamed and somewhat guilty of my body, receiving too much unwanted attention. From colleagues at schools to strangers on the street, it seemed totally natural for strangers to slap my behind or catcall me. I knew this was not right, but also didn’t realize that it was not my fault.
Battling to ensure stigma-free care for young drug users and sex workers
Just off a highway in downtown Skopje, a middle-aged man stamps his feet before a door. He is here to pick up clean needles from a drop-in centre run by HOPS, an NGO that provides drug users and sex workers with clean needles, contraception, information and advice.
How sexuality education is improving young people's lives in Albania
Through sexuality education, ACPD has successfully equipped hundreds of stigmatised young people with crucial life skills, building their knowledge about sexuality, relationships and safe sex, and strengthening their ability to make decisions, communicate, negotiate and plan for the future.
Ground-breaking ruling by European Court of Human Rights on children's right to sexual and emotional literacy
A recent ECHR decision recognised young people's right to sex and relationships education at school on the grounds that this equips them with crucial life skills that help protect against sexual violence and support their health and well-being.
28 May 2018
Sexuality education: where it stands across Europe and Central Asia
Over the past two decades, great strides have been made in ensuring young people in Europe and Central Asia can develop crucial life skills through sexuality education. Find out more, including what governments still need to do, in our new analysis of the state of play in 25 countries.