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Pakistan: increasing access to SRH services in fragile contexts for rural women in hard-to-reach areas.
London, United Kingdom, IPPF, 2015 Sep. 2 p.In some areas of Pakistan, girls and women are vulnerable to harmful traditional practices, like swara (now illegal, a form of reconciliation where a girl or woman is given in marriage to settle a dispute) and early marriage, and many of them face tremendous obstacles to basic services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.
Expanding contraceptive choice in West Africa: Building the capacity of local nongovernmental organizations to program holistically.
New York, New York, EngenderHealth, RESPOND Project, 2013 Jun.  p. (Project Brief No. 15)This project brief looks at how nongovernmental organizations can expand access to contraception in West Africa and specifically looks at member associations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo.
New York, New York, IPPF, WHR, 2005.  p.Moving beyond its solid foundation of family planning services, IPPF/WHR's work has increasingly supported a comprehensive vision of sexual and reproductive health that includes human rights, sensitivity to gender, and a focus on quality care. The advent of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has been particularly devastating in the Caribbean region, has made urgent the need to integrate HIV/AIDS into the spectrum of education and services offered by IPPF/WHR's member associations. The IPPF Western Hemisphere Regional Office made great strides in its HIV/AIDS/STI work through 2004 and 2005, both at the Regional Office (RO) and member association level. During these two years, the HIV team has done much strategic planning, taken measures to increase RO capacity and partnerships, and promoted a significant increase in the number of HIV/AIDS and other STI (sexually transmitted infection) programs among member associations. This update provides an overview of the current HIV/AIDS/STI program unit and activities in the field. (author's)
The Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand: prevention of domestic violence against women and children in Thailand through the promotion of reproductive health.
Innovations: Innovative Approaches to Population Programme Management. 2001; 9:73-100.Thailand is the third largest country among the Southeast Asian nations with an area of approximately 513,000 square kilometres. It has a total population of about 62 million with 95 percent of the population embracing Buddhism. Known for having a soft-spoken society rich in culture and high in spirituality, the general assumption is that domestic violence is rare. Yet such a state of security does not exist regardless of the culture that one belongs to. On many occasions domestic violence not only involves women, but children usually suffer the consequences as well. It is not unusual that such acts of violence are considered a family affair and thus many cases go unreported or unpublicised, perhaps out of the victims’ fear or simply from ignorance of their rights. The Thai government has come a long way in countering the prevalence of domestic violence through on-going efforts to amend its legal system and constitution. Demonstrating commitment to protect women and children from discrimination and violence, it has acknowledged various international treaties and even incorporated the rights and welfare of women and children in its National Plan framework. (excerpt)
Brussels, Belgium, IPPF, European Network, 2000. 32 p.This annual report documents the work carried out by the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) in 2000. The European Network consists of 37 member Family Planning Associations (FPAs) with a Regional Office in Brussels. Promotion of sexuality and education and contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS is the main focus of the FPAs' work, and, within that context, the needs of young people are the highest priority. In 2000, FPAs were running projects addressing the needs of diverse groups including refugees, internally displaced people, migrants, Roma communities, sex workers, gay men, and victims of gender violence. In Eastern Europe, FPAs are providing basic services, information, and training to health professionals, particularly where governments and health care systems are compromised by fragile economies and conservative attitudes towards the rights of women and young people. A number of FPAs are also active in the field of international and European advocacy. At the regional level, the EN has given priority to advocacy, program development, and institution building. Their campaign has given observance for the human right to sexual and reproductive health in different fora, facilitating the creation of new FPAs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kazakhstan and Georgia, and providing support in capacity building and sustainability to established and also nascent FPAs.
Choices. 2001 Autumn; 9-11.The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Field Office was opened in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1996 to assist nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that are new or pending members of the IPPF European Network. This document summarizes the advocacy, capacity-building and media work of that office.