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.

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IPPF European Network is the lead partner of C2030E, a consortium of 15 NGOs working to ensure the advancement of human rights and investment in family planning in the Global South. In European countries and within the EU institutions, Countdown ...
Global gag rule impact for IPPF is a life or death situation for clients The impact for people receiving care from member associations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation around the world is devastating. A total of 29 countries are ...
By Alison Spillane, Irish Family Planning Association. Ireland has taken important steps in recent years in the fight to end female genital mutilation (FGM). At the domestic level, the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act was introduced in 2012 to ...
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The International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. We work in 41 countries across Europe and Central Asia to empower everyone, especially the most socially excluded, to live with dignity ...
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. ...