Pushing women's and girls' rights to the heart of the European agenda

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Access to sexual and reproductive health care is crucial to saving lives, promoting global health and achieving sustainable human development. The EU is one of the world’s most influential development actors. Our Regional Office in Brussels, together with our member associations, engages with the EU and its Member States to ensure that together they are a progressive voice on sexual and reproductive health and rights in development cooperation and humanitarian aid policies.

We also advocate towards the EU, European and national institutions to deliver strong policies and adequate resources for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe and Central Asia. 

We work to ensure the EU fulfils its strong commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment. By engaging with European institutions, we also promote a supportive and positive policy environment for young people so they can become active and healthy citizens in society, wherever they live. IPPF EN engages with EU policymakers to speak up and act against regressive discourse, laws and policies that undermine women’s sexual and reproductive health, and flout human rights principles and EU law.

More on how we think the European Union can deliver on reproductive freedom.


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IPPF EN is the lead partner of Countdown 2030 Europe, a consortium of 15 NGOs working to ensure the advancement of human rights and investment in family planning in the Global South. In European countries and within the EU institutions, C2030E holds donors to account for their policy and funding commitments to achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health. Find out more at the C2030E website.