Annual Report 2015
In 2015, IPPF EN made huge inroads across Europe and Central Asia. From providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services to refugees in Macedonia to investing in communities to change young people’s lives in Romania, our Member Associations worked passionately to implement ambitious commitments in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Ensuring that governments deliver on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality is central to our members’ work. Last year, our members helped to bring about key policy changes to ensure greater equality and tackle discrimination. For example, In Albania, the Labour law now prohibits discrimination based on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or HIV status.
The rights of young people are at the heart of our work. In Bulgaria a new law introduced health and sexuality education in schools for the first time, and in France, free contraception can now be provided anonymously to under-18s by a pharmacist. IPPF EN will continue to challenge gender stereotypes and patriarchal social norms to help ensure that young people are able to reach their full potential.
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