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Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.

Becoming a Peer Educator with Si Mujer Gave Me Confidence

I’m 20 years old and currently studying for a degree in philosophy at the Universidad del Valle. I’ve been involved with Si Mujer since I was 15, and it’s helped me grow so much as a person. Si Mujer is a feminist sexual and reproductive

COP26 The Philippines

COP26: The Impacts of the Climate Crisis are Gendered

“Growing up in typhoon-prone, archipelagic Philippines, I have no shortage of mental images to associate with climate change and its crushing impacts on people’s lives and livelihood.”

This post is written by Shiphrah Belonguel, Feminist Activist, writer and researcher from The Philippines in collaboration with IPPF.

Young Women’s Lack of Access to Information on Safe Abortion in Zambia

Copper Rose Zambia works to make a difference in the lives of women and girls by educating them about their sexual and reproductive health rights. This includes our Safe Reproductive Health Awareness Project, which has been running in the Petauke and Nyimba districts since January 2020.

Knowledge Is Power: Ending Women’s Suffering from Obstetric Fistula

The Cause of Obstetric Fistula At 25 years old, Rose Taigo was ready for motherhood. She assumed she would give birth at home in her rural village in Tanzania, like most women in her community. However, when her labor began, it soon became clear: Something

Women, tech and economy of well-being

How Women Can Shape an Economy of Well-Being Using Tech

After a year marked by crisis, we stand at a crossroads. The choices we make today will have consequences for gender equality and economic wellbeing for decades to come. As fearful as this might sound, it marks an opportunity to shape a brighter future. Much

Making Unsafe Abortion History in the Philippines

On September 28, feminist activists around the world mobilize around International Safe Abortion Day. The day originated in Latin America and was known as “Campaña 28 de Septiembre por la Despenalización del Aborto”. In 2011, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) adapted the

How MAMA Network is Making Safe Abortion Accessible in Sub-Saharan Africa

On this International Safe Abortion Day, we are reminded that the right to safe abortion should be at the core of achieving gender equality – enabling everybody to fully exercise their human rights and live their lives with dignity. The right to safe abortion is

Women in Leadership: Julonna Peterson, St Vincent Planned Parenthood

As part of our Women in Leadership series, one of IPPF’s Member Associations’ youngest Executive Directors, 26-year-old Julonna Peterson, shares her stance on sex education, supporting the LGBTI+ community, and the importance of youth representation in St Vincent. Already holding a degree in Psychology with Sociology, Julonna continues to further her education in public health studying for a MSc in

YOU’RE INVITED | Local, Sustainable Healthcare Models: Midwives For The Future

Did you hear the news? The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), together with a number of global partners, have announced PUSH — a decade-long global movement for women and the midwives who protect and uphold their rights and bodily autonomy. PUSH will accelerate progress on

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Activists Leading the Work to End Female Genital Cutting

As a youth activist myself, I’ve turned to seek inspiration from activists from across the globe who are using their voice to create a big impact and focus on the intersectionality of Female Genital Cutting (FGC). When I started a global youth organisation to raise

Image of contraceptive choices. Cover Photo for post about Self-Managed Contraception in Zambia

Rolling Out Self-Managed Contraceptive Care in Zambia

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge disruption and restrictions for individuals globally and has been felt acutely with challenges to accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare. Yet, with challenges often come opportunities. The pandemic has enabled a transformation in how we deliver health and contraceptive care – especially to women and girls who are among the most affected in times of

Mental health, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and more about our bodies from the voices of women and girls worldwide.

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