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African First Ladies have reaffirmed their commitment to work towards the securing, realization and extension of women’s rights as enshrined in the African policies through the State of the African Woman Campaign project. The project is sponsored by the European ...
40 year-old Lasme Eugenie smiles with good reason. We caught up with her at IPPF Africa Region’s Member Association in Cote d'Ivoire – The Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familial (AIBEF) clinic in Yopougon. Lasme been accessing reproductive health services, ...
By Joel Eklou *Read the French version of this story below. A rare scene was recently witnessed at t he Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ATBEF ) main clinic in Lome, specifically at the vaccination section. In the waiting ...
The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) participated in the 1st Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Women’s Parliamentary forum dubbed “ Road 60/2: Ending HIV for women and girls” that was held on 5th and 6th July 2017 in ...
Melvin Ouyo is the Hospital Matron at Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) –Nairobi West clinic. The facility has been implementing the Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventative Therapy (CCSPT) –supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPFAR) Africa Region. Melvin shares ...
Kellen Mbabazi, 25, is married with two children aged 10 years and 4 years. She recently faced one of her greatest fears: getting screened for cervical cancer. “Cancer is a big deal in the community today. There are so many ...
Adeline Melom is a 20-year-old Youth Action Movement (YAM) member from Chad , in Central Africa. Adeline is attending activities around the 28th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the Summit is: Investing in Youth in Order ...
Michelle Grace Phiri is a 19-year-old university student from Malawi. She is also an active member of the Youth Action Movement (YAM) in her country, and advocate against Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM). IPPF Africa Region, which prioritizes youth ...
What is my expectation of African Parliamentarians with regard harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth? I hope to see African Parliamentarians following up on their commitments towards harnessing the demographic dividend by taking action. Many of our Parliamentarians ...
One day, while going about her daily activities in her home area in Nakuru, Kenya, 26 year-old Teresia Wangui happened upon a group of people providing medical services. They particularly seemed to be targeting women and since she had a ...