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On the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention - the most far-reaching international legal instrument to set out binding obligations to prevent and combat violence against women - the European Parliament Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee voted today in favour of the report presented by MEP Predrag Fred Matić on “the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU”.
IPPF EN is very encouraged by a series of positive developments in recent days which show European decision-makers and public bodies supporting the reproductive freedom and safety of women and girls, and rejecting harmful obstacles to care.
New data reveals how opponents of sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world are attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic as cover to try to push back against progressive reforms.
The Lithuanian Health Minister, Aurelijus Veryga, has halted a new contraceptive reimbursement scheme following interference by religious NGOs and politicians.
Around the world, sexual and reproductive care providers and advocates know that people still need access to contraception and other services, even in the midst of a pandemic.
CSOs are urging the European governments to do everything in their power to ensure that human rights of women and girls are upheld and that they are not left behind.
Today in Brussels, the European Parliament expressed its strong support for sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and the empowerment of women, youth and children. In a binding Committee vote this evening on the EU’s future Neighbourhood, Development ...
We are proud to join more than 100 MEPs, activists and NGOs in calling on the EU and its Member States to resist reproductive coercion in Europe and ensure free and safe lives for all. Find out more about the All of Us call to action.
Global gag rule impact for IPPF is a life or death situation for clients The impact for people receiving care from member associations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation around the world is devastating. A total of 29 countries are ...
On 23 January 2017 President Trump signed an executive order reinstating the Global Gag Rule, or the Mexico City Policy. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) believes in the right of every individual to decide about their own health and ...