The theme of this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. Militarism is defined by the 16 Days campaign as "an ideology that creates a culture of fear and supports the use of violence, aggression, or military interventions for settling disputes and enforcing economic and political interests." Militarism often has grave consequences for the safety and security of women, who are subjected
16 Days: Profamil Confronts Gender-based Violence in Haiti
In this audio interview IPPF/WHR Senior Program Advisor, Lucella Campbell, explains the process that Profamil, our Member Association in Haiti, went through to implement programs to combat gender-based violence (GBV). Lucella explains what Profamil is doing today and what they need to ensure their GBV programs reach all who need them.
[Image: Clients wait to be seen at PROFAMIL's newest clinic in Port-au-Prince]
Standard Unconstitutional is a Clear Public Health Problem
Last week, the Medical College of Peru and our Member Association INPPARES held a press conference to launch a petition questioning the constitutionality of a law that jeopardizes the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth.
Happy Anniversary! PROFAMIL Haiti Celebrates 27 Years
Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to IPPF/WHR Member Association PROFAMIL Haiti! Today, we celebrate the progress the organization has made since its founding 27 years ago, especially its accomplishments since the devastating earthquake in 2010.
U.N. Rules that Peru Must Relax Restrictions on Abortion
On November 7, 2011 an international human rights body condemned Peru for violating the human rights of a young woman seeking legal abortion services in the country and ruled that the government must ease its restrictions on abortion.