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Cover photo: Bans off our Bodies. Protest against abortion ban in US

Bans Off Our Bodies – A Poem for Women’s Liberation

They seek to curtail our reproductive freedom,
strip pregnant women of reproductive agency,
thwart pro-choice legislation,
shut down abortion clinics,
try to convince us that our bodies are not ours to keep.

That our personhood and bodily autonomy are conditional.

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Why We Need an Integrated Response to Period Poverty in Pandemics

When household incomes are constricted, often luxury items, and even period products, are deprioritised. This impacts an individual’s ability to attain menstrual health – and the risk of experiencing period poverty. So, how is COVID-19 impacting period poverty? What can be done to address period poverty during this pandemic?

Protest in Kenya

The Forgotten Women and Girls: Criminalisation of Abortion in Kenya

Imagine being jailed for up to 14 years for trying to end your pregnancy because a morally driven political system deems this to be a crime. The Kenyan penal code that criminalises abortion and same sex relations does so under sensationally subjective sections that read

Illustration of Maureen, post by World YWCA

Maureen’s Story: What Young Women can Achieve Despite the Hardest of Conditions

Ten-year-old Maureen was working as a nanny miles away from her village for less than USD 7 a month. By 12 years of age, she had lost her father, her step-father and even her mother. On several occasions, she was sexually harassed and beaten till blue. On some days, she fed herself from trash cans on the streets. But she endured it all; all she asked was to be allowed to attend school.

Maureen’s story is deeply moving, but what stands out is her relentless fight for her rights.

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.

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

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