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Young people from marginalised groups are being harmed by high levels of violence, discrimination and stigma, and it is enormously difficult for them to access sexuality education or the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care they need. ACPD – IPPF’s ...
Just off a highway in downtown Skopje, a middle-aged man stamps his feet before a door. He is here to pick up clean needles from a drop-in centre run by HOPS, an NGO that provides drug users and sex workers with clean needles, contraception, information and advice.
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 ...
Back in 2004, Zoran Jordanov decided that someone needed to take action to support Macedonia’s LGBTI community and open up access to sexual health services. He began to look into issues of HIV prevalence and the importance of prevention.
A recent ECHR decision recognised young people's right to sex and relationships education at school on the grounds that this equips them with crucial life skills that help protect against sexual violence and support their health and well-being.
When the exit polls late on 25 May predicted a massive landslide victory for the Yes campaign to repeal the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution, activists and campaigners barely dared to hope. But when the counting began the following ...
The 51st session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD 51) took place in New York just last week. Countdown 2030 Europe partners took part in the negotiations as members of various national delegations and advisors on the SRHR ...
The European Commission is currently preparing a proposal for its next multiannual budget, which will determine the EU’s annual spending from 2021 to 2027. This is a complex and highly political process, made even more so as the UK prepares ...
March 2nd marked the first anniversary of She Decides , a global movement gathering individuals, organizations and governments committed to building a “new normal” where women and girls everywhere can decide about their own bodies, lives and futures. Without question. ...
Sex and relationships education in Europe and Central Asia is at a crossroads. Years of experience, research and international guidance mean that there are no knowledge gaps in terms of how to provide young people with the crucial life skills ...