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.

By Gina Wharton, Advocacy Advisor at IPPF European Network Civil Society Organisations must be seen as integral partners in decision-making processes was the resounding message at the Third Africa-EU Civil Society Organisation Forum, in Tunis, Tunisia (11-13 July 2017). I ...
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 ...
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 ...
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The Youth-in-Power Youth Strategy is a powerful tool for young activists working on empowering their peers and advocating on behalf of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Europe and Central Asia. IPPF EN's youth network ...
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Investments in family planning (FP), a key enabler for sustainable development, need to be increased worldwide. According to the EU results report 2015, the ‘number of women using any method of contraception’ declined from over 43 million in 2013-2014 to ...
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IPPF EN held a high-level panel at the European Development Days entitled, “Key solutions for development: family planning and youth empowerment”. Investments in basic social services such as health and education are vital to allow young people to access their ...
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The evidence is clear: family planning saves lives. Yet, the poorest and most marginalized women and girls are being left behind during one of the most successful advances in public health in the past half century. IPPF’s report Under-served and ...
Natika Halil is Executive Director of FPA, the UK sexual health charity, IPPF EN Member Association On 30 June 2017 we saw a landmark decision for women’s rights, with the British government finally agreeing to rectify a historic injustice and ...
The lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and girls are in jeopardy because of the expansion of the US Global Gag Rule (GGR) , IPPF’s Director General has said. The expansion of the GGR (or Mexico City Policy) ...
Seventy-three percent of women have experienced abuse online. Online abuse is a form of cyber violence. The U.N. defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts.” Cyber violence extends that definition to include acts like trolling, hacking, spamming, and harassment online. Internet and social media platforms allow people to hide behind anonymous usernames or twitter handles often causing the abuse to be even crueler than would be the case offline.