About IPPF EN

Group of girls in Kazakhstan

The International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

We are one of the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s six regional networks. IPPF EN and our partners work in over 40 countries across Europe and Central Asia to empower everyone, especially the most socially excluded, to live with dignity and to have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. This access is essential to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in all countries.

IPPF EN covers a hugely diverse region stretching from Iceland to Kyrgyzstan, and Norway to Israel. 

The European Network region includes some of the richest countries in the world and some of the poorest. Some of them are donors of international development funding, others receive it, and several countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face the loss of international donor funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights as their economies develop.

Our Member Associations are independent organisations championing the needs of their local populations, especially the most marginalised. They work with young people, ensuring they are fully literate in the skills they need to manage their health and to engage in safe and fulfilling intimate relationships. They provide and advocate for essential care such as contraception, maternal health care, HIV prevention, safe and legal abortion and support for survivors of rape and sexual violence.

The landscapes, populations, cultures and politics of our region are extremely diverse. Together, we are a proud and strong member of IPPF’s family of activists for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

IPPF EN cares for all women, men, children, and young people across Europe and recognises their right to lead safe and dignified reproductive lives, free from harm and discrimination. 

Gender‑based power inequalities mean that many people face barriers deciding if, when and with whom to have sex, form relationships, or create a family. We advocate for a world in which love and sexuality are recognised both as natural and precious aspects of life, and as fundamental human rights. We strive for a world where misogyny and sexism have ceased to exist, and gender or sexuality are no longer a source of inequality or stigma. We will not retreat from safeguarding these fundamental choices and rights for current and future generations.

 

IPPF EN regional office team
Our Regional Office team in Brussels