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On the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, IPPF’s Director-General, Dr Alvaro Bermejo, said: "The International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) is deeply concerned about the situation unfolding in Afghanistan and asks those in power to preserve the enormous gains made in life-saving sexual ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has today revealed it has sent a pre-action letter to the Government following the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's (FCDO) termination of IPPF’s ACCESS project funding, based on the Government’s unlawful decision to cut ...
Population Control Bill released by the Uttar Pradesh state government this month is neither evidence based nor aligned with principles of reproductive freedom and sexual rights. The bill proposes to offer multiple incentives to families that follow the two-child norm ...
The Government of the United Kingdom’s decision to cut the aid budget comes as a double whammy for countries in South Asia region, where the public health system is under stress due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. The funding ...
Our teams and families, based in India, at the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s South Asia Regional Office have been coping with the new wave of COVID-19. We, like millions of people in India, are trying to comfort each other by ...
India becomes a leading advocate for abortion rights in South Asia region The passage of Medical Abortion of Termination (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the upper house of Indian parliament is a progressive decision and victory for women’s rights. We congratulate ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has been recognized as one of the top-performing global health organizations for its commitment to putting gender equality into practice by the 2021 Global Health 50/50 Report (GH5050). The report, “Gender equality: Flying blind ...
A proposal by the Nepal Government requiring consent from a guardian and local government for women under the age of 40 to travel abroad is an oppressive sexist diktat against women’s autonomy. IPPF Board Member Surakshya Giri said; “This rule ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) welcomes the news of President Biden’s decision to keep his promise and repeal the harmful Global Gag Rule (GGR) - also known as the Mexico City Policy. Since its expanded reintroduction in 2017 by ...
The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court in India has observed in a particular case that groping a child’s breast without 'skin-to-skin contact' does not amount to the offence of 'sexual assault' under Section 8 of the country’s child protection ...