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By breaking down archaic stereotypes, we can foster equality. In order to discuss these matters as well equal and empowering representation of girls and women on screen, we teamed up with Netflix within the European Week of Action for Girls and created a space for dialogue between policy makers and the young people looking to advocate for positive change.
Vaska, 20, is one of the women, girls and young people who have been supported through IPPF EN's My Body, My Rights project, which brings Roma community members, professionals and volunteers together for reproductive freedom. This is her story.
High on the list of things that Viktor Orban doesn’t want you to know: homosexuality is a Hungarian invention & 59% of Hungarians believe that gay couples should have equal rights to adopt a child, yet attacking LGBTI* rights is at the top of the political agenda.
Here’s what Nika, former volunteer for pro familia’s youth network – who coached member associations from Spain and Ireland, had to say about their experience working on the youth-centred approach.
Here is what Margaux, youth officer for MFPF, had to say about how the youth-centred approach changed how young people are included in her organisation.
On World Contraception Day, it might seem surprising that we still need to raise awareness about contraceptive care in Europe. But our work with some of Europe's most vulnerable communities brings home how much contraceptive care still changes and saves lives.
The recent protests following the death of George Floyd due to police violence demonstrate once again how structurally embedded social inequality is within our societies. COVID-19 has exacerbated these inequalities.
No matter where we live, what we look like, or what income we might have, this pandemic affects us all. IPPF members around Europe and Central Asia, as throughout the world, continue to do their best to ensure that all people can lead safe and dignified reproductive lives even in confinement.
Mathilde and Amelie are volunteers for Ton Plan à Toi, an initiative for relationship and sexuality education launched by Mouvement Francais Pour Le Planning Familial. Ton Plan à Toi was set up to provide people with skills and information that would enable them to have happy and healthy relationships and lives.
We talked with Feđa Mehmedović, Programme Leader at Association XY (IPPF’s Member Association in Bosnia & Herzegovina) about his experiences providing and advocating for relationship and sexuality education in his country.