Voice from the field
Rehana Begum, is 25-year-old, has three children and is eight months pregnant. Her village in Myanmar was burnt and so the village elders decided to move to Bangladesh. Six months pregnant Rehana and her family had to walk for 15 days to escape the violence in Myanmar.
This is the first time that she has been ever checked by a doctor in any of her pregnancies and provided with antenatal care. She is trying to cope with a life full of uncertainties.
The Policy and Advocacy Task Team of the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) 1 recognizes the continuing generosity of the Government and people of Bangladesh in keeping their borders open to the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and violence in Myanmar.
The GBVAoR, in support of the Bangladesh GBV Sub-Sector, calls upon donors and states to:
The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys has been developed to support providers of sexual and reproductive health services. It aims to increase the range and quality of sexual and reproductive services provided that meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescents boys. It covers men and adolescent boys in all their diversity, and takes a positive approach to sexual and reproductive health, seeing this not just as the absence of disease, but the positive expression of one’s gender, sex and sexuality.
Nepal is gearing up its humanitarian response to the country’s worst flooding in 15 years; part of regional flooding across South Asia which has impacted more than 41 million people. The death toll stands at 143 in Nepal alone.
Aid agency International Planned Parenthood Federation, through its local member association the Family Planning Association of Nepal, is coordinating closely with partners on the ground to respond to the sexual and reproductive needs of the affected population.
The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) welcomes the commitment by the Australian Government to continue funding the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s work with women during humanitarian crises. Over 800 women and girls are dying every day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Three in five preventable maternal deaths occur in conflict, displacement and natural disasters.
Amran is a small city about fifty kilometres north-west of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.
More than 58,000 internally displaced people are living in Amran, according to one report from the Task Force on Population Movements. This is the highest number of displaced people in the country. Amran is one of the poorest areas, with very low health indicators.
Aug 2, 2016: New Delhi: Manila: The International Planned Parenthood Federation through its humanitarian wing, the SPRINT Initiative, is providing humanitarian assistance in the conflict-affected areas of Cotabato in the Philippines.
02 June, 2016: New Delhi/Colombo: The International Planned Parenthood Federation through its humanitarian assistance program, the SPRINT Initiative, is providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services to the flood and landslide affected people of the island country of Sri Lanka.
Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings through forced labor or slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation. It occurs both across and within national borders and can affect men, women, and children. Although the global and regional impact of trafficking is difficult to measure, data do show that it is on the rise in many areas and that women and girls are particularly vulnerable.
March 21, 2016 | New Delhi/Suva: The International Planned Parenthood Federation is providing assistance for thousands of Fijians affected by the Tropical Cyclone Winston.
January 27, 2015| New Delhi/Kenya: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the SPRINT Initiative, is providing crucial sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to South Sudanese refugees in Gambella Region, Ethiopia.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), data dated January 8, 2016, more than 230,000 South Sudanese refuges are currently displaced in refugee camps in Gambella, Ethiopia. More than 30,000 refugees are also residing within host communities.
November 16, 2015: New Delhi|Kuala Lumpur: Typhoon Koppu which is being referred to by its local name Lando, made a landfall on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, on the 18th of October, inundating several parts of the Luzon area. The typhoon has wreaked havoc, causing floods, power outages, road blockages and has totally disrupted people’s lives.
August 04, 2015: New Delhi/Dhaka: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the SPRINT Initiative is providing humanitarian assistance to the flood affected people of Bangladesh with a focus on maternal and child health services.
August 20, 2015: Kuala Lumpur/New Delhi: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. IPPF, through its humanitarian assistance programme - SPRINT - is providing critical medical and SRH services in the wake of the devastating floods in Sagaing, Myanmar.
July07, 2015: New Delhi/Nairobi: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)through The SPRINT Initiative is providing humanitarian assistance and sexual and reproductive health services in South Western Uganda-in Nakivale and other refugee settlements.
April 28, 2015: New Delhi: The SPRINT Initiative, through the International Planned Parenthood Federation-South Asia Region (IPPF SAR), is providing medical and sexual and reproductive health services in Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake.
April 10, 2015: Kuala Lumpur: The SPRINT Initiative, through the International Planned Parenthood Federation-East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR), is providing key sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) in Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
The second report in our Vision 2020 series, this publication, "SRHR- the key to gender equality and women’s empowerment" sets out how SRHR is critical to gender equality and women’s empowerment across three dimensions. It explores how ensuring universal access to SRHR can promote economic growth, social equity and political participation.
The MISP Readiness assessment tool was developed by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health (RH) in Crises for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013 to help country teams assess their readiness to provide the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in case of a humanitarian crisis.