The most common reason to choose an abortion among all women, from any social condition and region of the world, is having an unwanted pregnancy. The number of unwanted pregnancies in young women and adolescent girls is strongly linked with gender norms and inequity in education and work...Read more
As a part of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD), IPPF/WHR held a luncheon at the UN Delegate's Dining Room to discuss the importance of protecting and promoting youth health and rights in Latin America for ICPD+20 and beyond. The side event featured Regional Director Carmen...Read more
As a part of the UN Commission on Population and Development, IPPF/WHR Regional Advocacy Coordinator, Flor Hunt, moderated a panel at The Permanent Mission of Germany yesterday. The side event was entitled "Education Matters: Empowering Young People to Make Healthier Choices" and featured four...Read more
As part of our series on the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), we've teamed up with YSafe to bring you accounts from youth advocates taking part in the convening. This one comes from David Lawrence, who came to New York from Liverpool, UK. Each year there is a different theme for the...Read more
In last week's blog series on the Voices project, we told you to stories from our partners throughout Latin America who are advocating for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. The impact of their work is clear: In the Dominican Republic, Profamilia is working with the government to...Read more
As part of our series on the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), we've teamed up with dance4life to bring you accounts from youth advocates taking part in the convening. This one comes from Daryo Stamato, who came to New York from the Netherlands. As you might know by now, yesterday was...Read more
Today marks the beginning of the 45th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Population and Development —or CPD—in New York, and we will be covering the convening throughout the week. At the CPD, IPPF/WHR staff will be working with governments, youth advocates from the region, and our allies...Read more
Today marks the beginning of the 45th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Population and Development —or CPD—in New York, and we will be covering the convening throughout the week. At the CPD, IPPF/WHR staff will be working with governments, youth advocates from the region, and our allies...Read more
In 2009, the Dominican Republic adopted a new constitution that rolled back gains on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. Given the relationship between unsafe abortion and maternal mortality, the new constitution was a serious blow to women’s health and rights. Within an already...Read more
In 2009, the Dominican Republic adopted a new constitution that rolled back gains on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. Given the relationship between unsafe abortion and maternal mortality, the new constitution was a serious blow to women’s health and rights. Within an already...Read more