Gender Equality

Gender equality is a human right. It is also essential for eradicating poverty and improving the lives of future generations. Gender equality is at the heart of all our programming and advocacy work. IPPF pushes for legal and policy reforms which combat female genital mutilation (FGM), early forced marriage and other forms of gender discrimination.

This year's International Youth Day focuses on youth migration. We help young migrants to deal with a number of issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. One of our many challenges is dealing with forced marriage. The number ...
Differences on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) between the respective political groups of the European Parliament (EP) proved irreconcilable on Human Rights Day yesterday during the vote on the landmark SRHR Report. The report, authored by Portuguese MEP ...
Following last week’s news that the European Parliament voted against an anti-choice position but also resolved not to endorse the progressive Estrela report on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), it has emerged that the voting results were seriously ...
The CONCORD Gender working group is co-chaired by IPPF EN and encompasses organizations working on gender-related issues in both development and humanitarian settings. As part of its monitoring and advocating for the inclusion of improved gender-focused actions within the development ...
On Tuesday January 28th, the French National Assembly approved a bill that is the most comprehensive legislation on gender equality and women’s rights in the history of France. An overwhelming majority supported the bill with votes 359-24, sending a positive ...
YSAFE, the IPPF European Network youth group, has just launched its new website www.ysafe.net . YSAFE.net is a connecting hub and a source of news and inspiration for the young YSAFE volunteers in 39 countries across Europe and Central Asia. ...
Last week top politicians from all five main political groups came together to express their solid commitment to LGBTI people in the Come Out panel, organized by ILGA-Europe . Each five made clear that the time of discrimination is over: ...
Widespread outcry against the Spanish conservative government’s plans to overturn current law on abortion On February 19th at the European Parliament, top politicians and dozens of civil society actors demanded that the Spanish conservative government withdraw its plans to severely ...
New IPPF Report and data 10 March, United Nations, New York - A new report launched today reveals that sexual and reproductive health and rights are still nowhere near high enough up on the UN’s list of priorities. The International ...
Being young and gay in Macedonia is to live in fear of your safety. Like many Balkan countries, Macedonia is notoriously patriarchal and conservative, and homophobia is systemic. “In the Balkans we’re still under this patriarchal [system],” says Laki, a ...