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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In 2019-2024, we call on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to ensure that all Europeans can lead free and safe private and family lives, in a society free from sexism and discrimination. This paper lays down the areas where ...
Members of the European Parliament and representatives of MEPs for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and the pro-choice network ALL of US call on the newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to protect and further strengthen ...
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We can't achieve gender equality without having access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This paper lays down the steps to be taken to counter future such attempts that seek to restrict reproductive freedom and gender equality.
Today in Brussels, the European Parliament expressed its strong support for sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and the empowerment of women, youth and children. In a binding Committee vote this evening on the EU’s future Neighbourhood, Development ...
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 ...
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In the EU all young women are free to decide about their own bodies, lives and futures. Or are they? It depends on where they live and how much money they have.
When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to scavenge for food for the family and beg for money to fund his alcoholism treatment. “We were very poor,” she says. “I ...
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 ...
We are proud to join more than 100 MEPs, activists and NGOs in calling on the EU and its Member States to resist reproductive coercion in Europe and ensure free and safe lives for all. Find out more about the All of Us call to action.
Civil society organisations come together once more to call on the EU to prioritize gender equality across its post-2020 budget. The recent European Commission proposal for the new Neighborhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) - part of the EU ...