IPPF European Network (IPPF EN) is one of IPPF’s six regional networks. We work in 41 countries across Western and Eastern Europe and Central Asia to ensure that people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being, in a world without discrimination.
IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. It is a worldwide movement of national organisations working with and for communities and individuals.
Fighting for Reproductive Freedom and Access to Care
We believe that everyone has the right to lead a free reproductive life. Our mission is to ensure that women, couples and young people are free from reproductive bullying and interference, and can make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. This means they need to have full access to modern contraception, to abortion care if they decide not to move through a full pregnancy, and to have help with having children when they need it.
Pushing Women's and Girls' Rights to the Heart of the European Agenda
IPPF European Network engages with the EU and its Member States to ensure that together they are a progressive voice on sexual and reproductive health and rights in development cooperation and humanitarian aid policies. We also advocate towards the EU, European and national institutions to deliver strong policies and adequate resources for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe and Central Asia.
Championing Youth Rights
Young people are at the heart of our work. We fight with them and for them, recognising their potential as educators, activists and advocates, and helping to ensure that no young person is neglected. IPPF EN works to equip young people with the crucial life skills needed to achieve health and well-being through ensuring access to youth-friendly care, and developing their emotional and sexual literacy.
Reaching Those Whose Need is Greatest
Millions of women, girls and young people across the region are neglected and abandoned by governments and societies. This is particularly the case for those living in poverty or impacted by humanitarian crises, disability, gender-based violence or HIV. The failure of governments to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive care has far-reaching consequences for individual rights, health and well-being, as well as economic development. IPPF EN’s mission is to ensure that all people, everywhere, have access to high quality care and information.