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IPPF EN deeply regrets that the Council Conclusions on “Gender Equality, Youth and Digitalisation” could not be adopted yesterday, due to Poland and Hungary’s efforts to remove any mention of LGBTIQ people in the text. Poland additionally opposed any reference ...
Is women’s reproductive safety a primary concern for hospitals in Italy, or is it not? Yesterday a gynecologist was fired in Naples for refusing to care for a patient who was having a miscarriage. The woman needed an emergency abortion ...
IPPF welcomes the UN Human Rights Committee’s latest view on access to safe abortion, because it is wrong for any woman to be coerced through a pregnancy against her wishes.
Today, EU member states have published their position on the 2019 EU budget. While they propose a spending increase of 10% for the EU’s external policies compared to this year’s budget, governments are focusing on the wrong issues, Oxfam, Save ...
At the Brussels launch of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) report this week, civil society representatives called on the European Union to make a dedicated commitment to SRHR and family planning in the EU’s ...
IPPF is overjoyed at the Irish people’s decision to remove the harmful ‘8th Amendment’ from Ireland’s constitution with today’s referendum result. IPPF’s Director General, Dr Alvaro Bermejo, said: “We wholeheartedly welcome this vote for change, which makes it possible for ...
Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s rights groups from across the globe said in a statement today. The Parliament ...
Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world that did not achieve the global Millennium Development Goal on halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic by 2015. While the overall global number of HIV infections has declined ...
A documentary on teenage mothers in Romania, entitled "Let`s Talk about Sex", will be shown on Arte Regards on Wednesday 15 November at 14:00 (CET). Romania and Bulgaria have the highest percentage of teenage mothers in the EU. Nearly one ...
On 24 July at 13.00 CET our youth network YSAFE and partners YouAct , Y-PEER , ASTRA Youth and PETRI-Sofia will hold a webinar on their new Youth-in-Power Youth Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe and ...