Pushing Women's and Girls' Rights to the Heart of the European Agenda

Woman, Nigeria

So that 120 million more women can live free reproductive lives

IPPF EN continues to push European donor governments and the EU to be as ambitious as possible in their funding and political commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Global South. This advocacy work is largely carried out by Countdown 2030 Europe, a consortium of 15 organisations across Europe that we lead in fighting for universal access to family planning worldwide. As a result, in 2016 European donors renewed their political commitment to supporting the world’s most vulnerable women and girls, despite the major challenges of shrinking budgets for overseas development aid and political change.

Following the 2015 adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, IPPF EN is focusing on ensuring that national governments throughout Europe and Central Asia, as well as European regional bodies, are held accountable for the goals they have signed up to relating to gender equality and SRHR. We support our members in tracking how far their governments are acting on commitments made in 2015, and have joined forces with civil society partners to influence new processes being set up at regional level to help ensure the goals become reality.

Woman and child, Indonesia