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  • Sexual & reproductive health in bilateral aid

    • November 12, 2018
    • Belgium
    • European voice
    • Family planning
    • Funding
    • Financing mechanisms

    By Cosmina Marian, IPPF EN Which European donor countries are going the extra mile to ensure sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, is part of their bilateral aid programmes? There is a lot to learn from a selection of good practices which show how donor countries are trying to...

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  • Contraceptive funding in crisis (updated)

    • November 12, 2018
    • European Institutions
    • Family planning
    • Funding

    By Raffaela Dattler, IPPF Currently, some 214 million women and girls in developing regions have an unmet need for modern contraception. These are women and girls who want to avoid a pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. While the reasons for this are multiple, the costs...

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  • The emergency continues in Ambae, Vanuatu

    • November 12, 2018
    • Finland
    • Humanitarian aid
    • Quality of aid

    By Riikka Kaukoranta, Väestöliitto (C2030E Finnish partner) Inhabitants of the island in Vanuatu who have been forced to evacuate their homes in the wake of a volcano eruption are still facing uncertainty. Humanitarian response efforts have included pregnancy and delivery support, contraceptives such as condoms, injectables, implants and emergency contraceptives,...

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  • Opinion: When her future is out of her control we all lose

    • November 12, 2018
    • Belgium
    • Family planning

    By Cosmina Marian, IPPF EN We continue to work against our own interests by not prioritizing the empowerment of women and achieving gender equality. We continue to repeat the same mistakes. This is nothing new. Sexual and reproductive health, including access to contraception care, is constantly being taken hostage in...

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  • European donors put their money where their mouth is

    • November 07, 2018
    • European Institutions
    • European voice
    • Family planning

    By Joke Lannoye, IPPF EN In 2017, European contributions to sexual and reproductive health and family planning (SRH/FP) exceeded €2.1 billion, a 10% increase compared to 2016, with nearly €198 million more channelled to SRH/FP in developing countries. Preliminary data collected by Countdown 2030 Europe – a consortium of advocates...

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