Take a Bow for Today's Komen Victory
Never doubt that your voice makes a difference. Thanks to your swift action, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has issued a statement reversing the decision that de-funded Planned Parenthood.
We are thankful for all of the support we received. As always, it’s individuals like you who demonstrate the need—and overwhelming support—for health services and policies that meet the real-life needs of women and young people. And together, we’ve achieved success:
When our Member Associations began distributing contraception nearly 60 years ago, they were met with opposition. Today, nearly all governments in the region fund family planning programs.
When the rights of young people in Guatemala were being pushed aside, our youth advocates demanded sexuality education. Today, the government has committed to reaching all young people with the information they need to navigate adolescence in good health.
When our partner CIES set out to provide HPV vaccines for girls in rural Bolivia, they were met with protests from local communities. Today, CIES has vaccinated more than 75,000 girls.
Achieving our vision—a world where all people have access to the information, services, and rights they need to live healthy and empowered lives—requires tenacity, energy, and innovation. More than anything, it requires a strong network of supporters that stand side-by-side with us.
As part of the IPPF/WHR family, we hope you will continue to:
• Spread the word to your friends and networks and ask them to join us today.
• Consider making a gift to IPPF/WHR. No gift is too small.
Thank you again for your support. Your solidarity means the world to us.