This year, our Regional Council meeting and awards banquet coincided with IPPF’s 60 th anniversary and was held in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Every 18 months, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) holds the Regional Council, bringing together...Read more
This year, our Regional Council meeting and awards banquet coincided with IPPF’s 60 th anniversary and was held in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Every 18 months, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) holds the Regional Council, bringing together...Read more
At our annual Regional Council meeting last month, representatives from Member Associations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean spoke about the great progress that has been made in the region on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and challenges that still remain. Regional Director...Read more
At our annual Regional Council meeting last month, representatives from Member Associations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean spoke about the great progress that has been made in the region on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and challenges that still remain. Regional Director...Read more
During the meetings of the Youth Network at this year's Regional Council, the youth members had the opportunity to speak with staff and participate in professional development workshops. The workshops were filled with support and encouragement, in addition to concrete skills. During her speech on...Read more
During the meetings of the Youth Network at this year's Regional Council, the youth members had the opportunity to speak with staff and participate in professional development workshops. The workshops were filled with support and encouragement, in addition to concrete skills. During her speech on...Read more
A group of twenty-four youth members from several Latin American and Caribbean countries met in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 18th for the first day of IPPF/WHR's annual Regional Council. The event was divided into two tracks: one for executive directors of the Member Associations (MA) and...Read more
A group of twenty-four youth members from several Latin American and Caribbean countries met in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 18th for the first day of IPPF/WHR's annual Regional Council. The event was divided into two tracks: one for executive directors of the Member Associations (MA) and...Read more
There is consensus that girls are central to development. Yet, girls continue to bear the brunt of poverty and ill-health, including maternal mortality, unsafe abortion and HIV. Issues relating to girls’ sexuality and their sexual and reproductive rights remain largely neglected. According to the...Read more
As a sexual human being, I feel I have the right to access contraceptive information and services even though, unfortunately, there are still harmful myths and taboos about young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Young people in my indigenous Mayan community face particular obstacles from...Read more