Emergencies

Women and children are disproportionately affected by natural disaster and war - pregnant women face dangerous deliveries and, in unprotected refugee settlements, rape, trafficking and gender-based violence increase. IPPF delivers essential lifesaving services for women, men and children in times of crisis.

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In light of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we signed a letter addressed to the European Commission regarding the right to non-discriminatory medical care for women and girls in conflict settings . The letter was ...
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In 2016, IPPF EN continued to support our members and partners in Europe and Central Asia in the fight to make sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) a reality for all. Our focus was, as always, on helping women ...
By Fiona Coyle, Global and Sustainable Development Lead at the IPPF European Network Regional Office. On 11 July, over 700 people from around the world (leaders, Minister, advocates, policymakers, youth activists, and researchers) descended upon London for the 2nd Family ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) welcomes the United Nations Population Fund’s 2015 State of the World’s Population (SWOP) report ‘Shelter from the Storm’ . Women and girls are disproportionately affected by conflict, war, natural disasters and ...
As a case of sexually transmitted Zika infection was reported in the US yesterday, the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Director General, Tewodros Melesse urged that more must be done to ensure contraceptive access is at the forefront of the ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation welcomes the United Nations Secretary General’s humanitarian report which he delivered today. (February 9th) Ban Ki-Moon outlined five core responsibilities for the international community in a report which set out his vision ahead of the ...
The European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Development (EPWG), UNFPA and IPPF EN presented the 2015 UNFPA State of the World Population Report, entitled “Shelter from the Storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a ...
IPPF EN welcomes the adoption of a report on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU. The report authored by Mary Honeyball MEP, calls for the protection of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of ...
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, IPPF EN underlines the importance of ensuring that emergency strategies and responses include Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Three fifths of maternal deaths occur in humanitarian crises, making SRHR for many refugee women, a matter of life and death.
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 ...