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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 ...
Key events: Policy Forum on Development (PFD), 14-16 March 2016- Brussels; CSOs Forum, 17-18 March 2016-Brussels. Discussions on the future of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement took place on 14-15 March at the 4th Policy Forum on Development (PFD), which provided ...
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 ...
It has been more than a decade since The Family Planning Association (FPA) successfully challenged the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in the High Court over its refusal to issue guidance to health professionals. Since then, documents ...
Today marks five years of ongoing conflict in Syria. A crisis which has ravaged an entire country and affected more than 12.2 million people, 4 million of whom are women and girls of reproductive age. It is abundantly clear that ...
In many cases, they are derided as being unable to love in the same way that society dictates, yet people with intellectual disabilities are more than capable of experiencing the same love and need for intimacy and sexual affection as ...
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 ...
By Dr Audrey Simpson, Former Chief Executive, Family Planning Association, Northern Ireland Sarah lives in Bangor in Wales. She is pregnant but sadly at her 20-week ultra-scan she was told that the foetus is severely disabled and will either die ...
Speech by Maria Epaminonda, Executive Director, Cyprus Family Planning Association , delivered during “Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 16 EU Countries” event at the European Parliament, September 22, 2015. I would like to kindly ask you ...