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| 29 October 2018

Sexual Gender-Based Violence Services in IPPFAR Member Associations to be Strengthened

IPPF Africa Region recently held a Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) workshop for over 30 program staff and service providers drawn from selected Member Associations (MAs). The workshop was co- organized by the Gender Unit and the Programmes & Health Systems Strengthening Department. It was aimed at strengthening the capacity of IPPFAR MAs to deliver on SGBV -a major public health concern and human rights issue. SGBV is one of the eight components of IPPF’s Integrated Package of Essential Services (IPES), whose other components include: counselling, contraception, safe abortion care, STIs/RTIs, gynaecology, prenatal care and HIV. Worrying Data According to Dr. Elias Girma -IPPFAR’s Lead Technical Advisor, SRHR Programmes, SGBV statistics from the region are indicative of the rising number of cases (35% to 70% women having experienced physical or sexual violence), which underscores the great need for IPPFAR Member Associations to strengthen their response to survivors. In 2017, IPPF Africa region offered over 1.3 million SGBV services (including referrals). “This worrying data reveals the need for appropriate and effective strategies to address the SGBV challenge in Africa. Provision of a range of essential services to SGBV survivors is one of the most crucial responses, and there are great opportunities for our clinics to ensure that every SGBV survivor receives the appropriate counseling, treatment and support services they need,” he said during the workshop which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Policy and Legal Environment While noting that the deeply-embedded unequal power relations in society sees more women than men suffer from SGBV, Dr. Girma said that key among the workshop’s objectives was to broaden the service provider’s understanding of the legal and policy frameworks pertaining to gender and SGBV. These comprise key international and regional laws, instruments and agreements. Toward this, Ms. Nathalie Nkoume, IPPFAR's Gender Equality Advisor shared information on various policies, conventions and international frameworks that aim to fight violence against women. She stressed that each government has the duty to protect all SGBV survivors by putting in place respective national frameworks and further providing adequate resources for effective implementation of the legal provisions. Ms. Nkoume also took participants through the IPPF Gender Equality policy, as well as the IPPF gender implementation plans as key reference documents that promote actions towards a transformative agenda for equality of outcomes, opportunities and rights. Visit to the KNH GBV Recovery Center To better understand how an ideal GBV center within a health facility operates, the participants -drawn from 12 African countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, DRC, Eswatini, Zambia, Togo, Mali, Chad, and Cameroon) visited the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)’s Gender-Based Violence Recovery (GBVR) Center in Nairobi. This is a model health facility that offers comprehensive management of GBV. At the recovery center, participants were taken through the process of handling a client who presents with a GBV complaint or need, and the range of services offered to them. These services include: screening and examination, treatment for physical injuries, laboratory tests, collection of forensic evidence, counseling (including trauma counseling) and psychosocial support. On a need basis, the clients are linked to safe houses (shelters), support groups and law enforcement agencies.  The GBV survivors are also offered post-rape care services such as treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), emergency contraceptive pills -to help reduce chances of unwanted pregnancies, as well as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) -antiretroviral drugs which, if taken properly, significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection by 80%. Comprehensive Package of Care The head of the Mental Health Unit at KNH GBVR Center, Dr. Margaret Makanyengo stressed on the strong referral mechanism within the hospital that ensures the survivor gets a comprehensive package of care. “Different units within the hospital work closely together to ensure the client is offered all the services they need. These services are provided to the client in a confidential manner. The service providers strive to uphold the dignity of the clients, while assuring them of their safety and security within the hospital precincts,” she said. Following their visit to KNH’s GBVR center, participants shared some of their feedback. “Seeing how different departments all work together to smoothly deliver services to the client is impressive. There are different entry points of identification for the GBV survivors such as the maternity, the Comprehensive Care Center, the casualty, the youth center and the mental health department. This ensures that no client is left out, and it is something that we as health service providers need to think seriously about, with regard to our facilities,” said Rebecca Zawedde, a participant from Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU). Her sentiments were shared by Cathy Zoa, a participant from Cameroon. “I return to my work station with a lot of lessons learnt from KNH. Right from the triage, the clients are well received by the nurse. The facility is well-branded and the rooms, which are exceptionally clean, are in secure areas which is very important for SGBV survivors. In addition, the reception area at the GBVR center is very warm and welcoming. This is very important to the client.   I also admired the zeal with which the service providers undertake their work. You can tell they are very knowledgeable about their areas of expertise and are very passionate about what they do. They have really inspired me,” she said. Data Collection and Management Mr. Paulin Tra, IPPFAR’s Technical Manager -Performance, Knowledge and New Technology shared information on the power of data collection and management, and the key role they play in improving SGBV programs. He also shared trends of SGBV performance in the IPPF Africa Region, verses other SRHR services offered by MAs in the same region. Population Council, an organization that has undertaken extensive research on SGBV shared several study results on SGBV.  The organization has also helped create a regional SGBV network. Improved SGBV Service Provision in MA Clinics Following the training, the participants thoroughly analyzed the SGBV components in their programs, taking note of the weaknesses, strengths and areas of improvement. In their action plans, some of their improved strategies for strengthening the SGBV components will include routine screening for SGBV, training of service providers on the respective national SGBV protocols, more engagement of boys and men in the SGBV response, and heightened awareness creation of SGBV -which will largely be undertaken by volunteers and peer educators at the community level. Other aspects will include the forging of partnerships at the community and national level with different stakeholders such as the government, grassroots organizations, cultural custodians, religious leaders, and other influential institutions. Sylvia Auma of Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) was inspired to begin instituting changes back at the Family Care Medical Center in Jerusalem estate, located in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. “I have gained a lot from this workshop. The most important thing I have learnt is that responding to the unique needs of SGBV survivors in our health facilities does not have to be complicated. When I return, I will share all the information I have learned from this workshop with my colleagues. I will particularly ensure that our triage service is functional, as this can be entry point for identification of potential SGBV survivors or those at risk of abuse. I believe we have the capacity to attend to their sensitive needs with the already existing resources that we have at our clinic,” she said. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region Also Read: Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 29 October 2018

Sexual Gender-Based Violence Services in IPPFAR Member Associations to be Strengthened

IPPF Africa Region recently held a Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) workshop for over 30 program staff and service providers drawn from selected Member Associations (MAs). The workshop was co- organized by the Gender Unit and the Programmes & Health Systems Strengthening Department. It was aimed at strengthening the capacity of IPPFAR MAs to deliver on SGBV -a major public health concern and human rights issue. SGBV is one of the eight components of IPPF’s Integrated Package of Essential Services (IPES), whose other components include: counselling, contraception, safe abortion care, STIs/RTIs, gynaecology, prenatal care and HIV. Worrying Data According to Dr. Elias Girma -IPPFAR’s Lead Technical Advisor, SRHR Programmes, SGBV statistics from the region are indicative of the rising number of cases (35% to 70% women having experienced physical or sexual violence), which underscores the great need for IPPFAR Member Associations to strengthen their response to survivors. In 2017, IPPF Africa region offered over 1.3 million SGBV services (including referrals). “This worrying data reveals the need for appropriate and effective strategies to address the SGBV challenge in Africa. Provision of a range of essential services to SGBV survivors is one of the most crucial responses, and there are great opportunities for our clinics to ensure that every SGBV survivor receives the appropriate counseling, treatment and support services they need,” he said during the workshop which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Policy and Legal Environment While noting that the deeply-embedded unequal power relations in society sees more women than men suffer from SGBV, Dr. Girma said that key among the workshop’s objectives was to broaden the service provider’s understanding of the legal and policy frameworks pertaining to gender and SGBV. These comprise key international and regional laws, instruments and agreements. Toward this, Ms. Nathalie Nkoume, IPPFAR's Gender Equality Advisor shared information on various policies, conventions and international frameworks that aim to fight violence against women. She stressed that each government has the duty to protect all SGBV survivors by putting in place respective national frameworks and further providing adequate resources for effective implementation of the legal provisions. Ms. Nkoume also took participants through the IPPF Gender Equality policy, as well as the IPPF gender implementation plans as key reference documents that promote actions towards a transformative agenda for equality of outcomes, opportunities and rights. Visit to the KNH GBV Recovery Center To better understand how an ideal GBV center within a health facility operates, the participants -drawn from 12 African countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, DRC, Eswatini, Zambia, Togo, Mali, Chad, and Cameroon) visited the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)’s Gender-Based Violence Recovery (GBVR) Center in Nairobi. This is a model health facility that offers comprehensive management of GBV. At the recovery center, participants were taken through the process of handling a client who presents with a GBV complaint or need, and the range of services offered to them. These services include: screening and examination, treatment for physical injuries, laboratory tests, collection of forensic evidence, counseling (including trauma counseling) and psychosocial support. On a need basis, the clients are linked to safe houses (shelters), support groups and law enforcement agencies.  The GBV survivors are also offered post-rape care services such as treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), emergency contraceptive pills -to help reduce chances of unwanted pregnancies, as well as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) -antiretroviral drugs which, if taken properly, significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection by 80%. Comprehensive Package of Care The head of the Mental Health Unit at KNH GBVR Center, Dr. Margaret Makanyengo stressed on the strong referral mechanism within the hospital that ensures the survivor gets a comprehensive package of care. “Different units within the hospital work closely together to ensure the client is offered all the services they need. These services are provided to the client in a confidential manner. The service providers strive to uphold the dignity of the clients, while assuring them of their safety and security within the hospital precincts,” she said. Following their visit to KNH’s GBVR center, participants shared some of their feedback. “Seeing how different departments all work together to smoothly deliver services to the client is impressive. There are different entry points of identification for the GBV survivors such as the maternity, the Comprehensive Care Center, the casualty, the youth center and the mental health department. This ensures that no client is left out, and it is something that we as health service providers need to think seriously about, with regard to our facilities,” said Rebecca Zawedde, a participant from Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU). Her sentiments were shared by Cathy Zoa, a participant from Cameroon. “I return to my work station with a lot of lessons learnt from KNH. Right from the triage, the clients are well received by the nurse. The facility is well-branded and the rooms, which are exceptionally clean, are in secure areas which is very important for SGBV survivors. In addition, the reception area at the GBVR center is very warm and welcoming. This is very important to the client.   I also admired the zeal with which the service providers undertake their work. You can tell they are very knowledgeable about their areas of expertise and are very passionate about what they do. They have really inspired me,” she said. Data Collection and Management Mr. Paulin Tra, IPPFAR’s Technical Manager -Performance, Knowledge and New Technology shared information on the power of data collection and management, and the key role they play in improving SGBV programs. He also shared trends of SGBV performance in the IPPF Africa Region, verses other SRHR services offered by MAs in the same region. Population Council, an organization that has undertaken extensive research on SGBV shared several study results on SGBV.  The organization has also helped create a regional SGBV network. Improved SGBV Service Provision in MA Clinics Following the training, the participants thoroughly analyzed the SGBV components in their programs, taking note of the weaknesses, strengths and areas of improvement. In their action plans, some of their improved strategies for strengthening the SGBV components will include routine screening for SGBV, training of service providers on the respective national SGBV protocols, more engagement of boys and men in the SGBV response, and heightened awareness creation of SGBV -which will largely be undertaken by volunteers and peer educators at the community level. Other aspects will include the forging of partnerships at the community and national level with different stakeholders such as the government, grassroots organizations, cultural custodians, religious leaders, and other influential institutions. Sylvia Auma of Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) was inspired to begin instituting changes back at the Family Care Medical Center in Jerusalem estate, located in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. “I have gained a lot from this workshop. The most important thing I have learnt is that responding to the unique needs of SGBV survivors in our health facilities does not have to be complicated. When I return, I will share all the information I have learned from this workshop with my colleagues. I will particularly ensure that our triage service is functional, as this can be entry point for identification of potential SGBV survivors or those at risk of abuse. I believe we have the capacity to attend to their sensitive needs with the already existing resources that we have at our clinic,” she said. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region Also Read: Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Journalist interviewing an adolescent in Uganda.
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| 26 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

Journalist interviewing an adolescent in Uganda.
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| 25 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

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| 18 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region

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| 20 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region

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| 28 May 2018

FHOK’s Social Enterprise Model, SMART Care System Lauded by IPPFAR Member Associations

Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), which is IPPF’s Member Association in Kenya this week played host to a team of Program Directors and Directors of Finance drawn from different Member Associations (MAs) in the Africa region. The Directors are in Nairobi attending a strategic workshop aimed at enhancing their capacity for the improvement of the programmatic, financial and operational management practices of their MAs. During one of their activities, which included the visit to FHOK’s headquarters in Nairobi, the Directors received insights into the different programs that FHOK is currently implementing. With a rich experience spanning over five decades, FHOK is recognized as one of the leading service providers in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Kenya. FHOK has 16 health facilities and 9 youth centers located in different parts of the country. During the learning visit, FHOK shared its experiences in the areas of: clinical services, finance and administration, project implementation, governance, networking, building partnerships, advocacy and human resource. Some of the projects that FHOK is currently implementing include those around the integration of SRHR issues with environmental stability and climate change, mitigating the impact of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) through the social enterprise model, and innovative youth programmes that target both in-school and out-of-school youth. The Directors also toured FHOK’s Nairobi West Family Care Medical Center & Maternity. The center, started in 1999, operates on a 24-hour basis and offers a wide range of in and out-patient services. They include: counselling, family planning, STI treatment and management, HIV services, pre-nantal and post-natal care, maternity services, well baby clinics, gynaecological services, curative services and specialist clinics, among others. The medical center has a well-stocked pharmacy and a well-equipped laboratory. The visiting Directors lauded FHOK for its innovative projects and passion for serving the Kenyan population with quality health services. “Indeed, there is a lot to learn from FHOK. Their intense resource mobilization efforts, that have resulted in funding for several projects is impressive. This is something that other MAs should emulate,” said Mr. Desta Kebede, Program Director at Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE). “There is also plenty to learn from FHOK’s social enterprise model, which is fueled by the organization’s desire to shift its focus from traditional revenue streams -to that of using different entrepreneurial methods to create social impact,” he added. The Directors also commended FHOK for its electronic data management system -SMART Care. This is a system that has helped the organization effectively manage its operations such as in logistics, where it is able to use data to forecast and manage commodities. The use of SMART Care has helped the MA avoid cases of stock-outs. The paperless SMART Care system has also benefitted FHOK in the integration of finances and statistics, as well as in the management of human resources at clinic level. “SMART Care has significantly reduced the workload of our service providers when it comes to capturing of essential data in real time, and consequent generation of reports. Through SMART Care, consumer specific reports -MoH, FHOK, IPPF and donor reports are readily generated at the end of each month by our health personnel within a very short time. The system has gone a long way in ensuring quality data and enhancing compliance to reporting timelines within FHOK,” said Ms. Esther Muketo, Director, Resource Mobilization at FHOK. FHOK is also recognized as one of IPPFAR’s Learning Centers. IPPFAR’s Learning Center Initiative (LCI) is aimed at building capacity through its Member Association network by developing and sharing innovative and best practice approaches on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH). Learning Centers such as FHOK are regarded as centers of excellence, technical hubs and technical advisory facilities. They assist in the cementing and positioning IPPFAR as a leading service provider in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 25 May 2018

FHOK’s Social Enterprise Model, SMART Care System Lauded by IPPFAR Member Associations

Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), which is IPPF’s Member Association in Kenya this week played host to a team of Program Directors and Directors of Finance drawn from different Member Associations (MAs) in the Africa region. The Directors are in Nairobi attending a strategic workshop aimed at enhancing their capacity for the improvement of the programmatic, financial and operational management practices of their MAs. During one of their activities, which included the visit to FHOK’s headquarters in Nairobi, the Directors received insights into the different programs that FHOK is currently implementing. With a rich experience spanning over five decades, FHOK is recognized as one of the leading service providers in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Kenya. FHOK has 16 health facilities and 9 youth centers located in different parts of the country. During the learning visit, FHOK shared its experiences in the areas of: clinical services, finance and administration, project implementation, governance, networking, building partnerships, advocacy and human resource. Some of the projects that FHOK is currently implementing include those around the integration of SRHR issues with environmental stability and climate change, mitigating the impact of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) through the social enterprise model, and innovative youth programmes that target both in-school and out-of-school youth. The Directors also toured FHOK’s Nairobi West Family Care Medical Center & Maternity. The center, started in 1999, operates on a 24-hour basis and offers a wide range of in and out-patient services. They include: counselling, family planning, STI treatment and management, HIV services, pre-nantal and post-natal care, maternity services, well baby clinics, gynaecological services, curative services and specialist clinics, among others. The medical center has a well-stocked pharmacy and a well-equipped laboratory. The visiting Directors lauded FHOK for its innovative projects and passion for serving the Kenyan population with quality health services. “Indeed, there is a lot to learn from FHOK. Their intense resource mobilization efforts, that have resulted in funding for several projects is impressive. This is something that other MAs should emulate,” said Mr. Desta Kebede, Program Director at Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE). “There is also plenty to learn from FHOK’s social enterprise model, which is fueled by the organization’s desire to shift its focus from traditional revenue streams -to that of using different entrepreneurial methods to create social impact,” he added. The Directors also commended FHOK for its electronic data management system -SMART Care. This is a system that has helped the organization effectively manage its operations such as in logistics, where it is able to use data to forecast and manage commodities. The use of SMART Care has helped the MA avoid cases of stock-outs. The paperless SMART Care system has also benefitted FHOK in the integration of finances and statistics, as well as in the management of human resources at clinic level. “SMART Care has significantly reduced the workload of our service providers when it comes to capturing of essential data in real time, and consequent generation of reports. Through SMART Care, consumer specific reports -MoH, FHOK, IPPF and donor reports are readily generated at the end of each month by our health personnel within a very short time. The system has gone a long way in ensuring quality data and enhancing compliance to reporting timelines within FHOK,” said Ms. Esther Muketo, Director, Resource Mobilization at FHOK. FHOK is also recognized as one of IPPFAR’s Learning Centers. IPPFAR’s Learning Center Initiative (LCI) is aimed at building capacity through its Member Association network by developing and sharing innovative and best practice approaches on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH). Learning Centers such as FHOK are regarded as centers of excellence, technical hubs and technical advisory facilities. They assist in the cementing and positioning IPPFAR as a leading service provider in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 26 April 2018

ICFP Receives Record-Breaking Submission of Abstracts

The 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) received a record-breaking number of abstracts: 2,823 individual abstracts and 230 preformed panels! Acceptance notifications for oral presentations will be sent out by 31 May 2018. Those whose abstracts are accepted as poster presentations will be notified by 4 June 2018. Thank you to all who submitted this year!   ICFP Registration Opens 14 May Online registration for the 2018 ICFP will begin on 14 May 2018. Attendees who register before 1 September will receive a $100 discount off the full cost of attendance. Be sure to lock in your early-bird rate! More details about registration are available on the ICFP website.   Hotels Now Accepting Reservations The ICFP Organizers have selected a range of hotels from which ICFP participants may choose. Special ICFP rates have been negotiated for these hotels, and a variety of room class options have been selected to suit all ICFP delegates’ needs. More hotels will be added to this list on an ongoing basis. To view the hotels for this year’s ICFP, please visit the Hotels page. EXCELL Award Nominations The 2018 ICFP organizers welcome your nominations for the Excellence in Leadership for Family Planning (EXCELL) Awards! Award recipients will be announced and publicly recognized during the closing ceremony of the ICFP in Kigali on 15 November 2018. The Awards will recognize stakeholders operating at multiple levels: Country level: This award will recognize a government that has made significant advancements and extraordinary achievements in family planning. Organization/Facility level: This award will recognize the contributions of non-state actors or entities working at the country level in one or more of the following areas: service delivery, advocacy/policy, research, or demand generation for family planning. Individual/Team level: This award recognizes players whose commitment and efforts are crucial in expanding access to voluntary family planning. Nominations are accepted for individuals and small teams. The deadline for award nominations is 1 July 2018. The nomination form is available in English, French, and Spanish. For more details and to access the nominations form, please visit the EXCELL Awards page. Exhibit at the ICFP Exhibiting at the 2018 ICFP allows your organization to reach a wide range of delegates from across multiple sectors of the family planning field interested in sharing their knowledge, learning about new innovations and best practices, and connecting with others in the family planning and reproductive health community.  This exhibition space is located throughout the Kigali Convention Centre and will be set-up to entice delegates to congregate between sessions – grabbing an easy coffee or lunch while perusing the exhibit booths. The 2018 ICFP logistics subcommittee is ready and willing to make your exhibition experience as turn-key, affordable, and effective as possible. For more details about exhibiting at the ICFP, please visit the Exhibit page. ​Youth Video Contest The organizers of the 2018 ICFP are seeking youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program. Deadline for applications is 21 May 2018; more information is available on the youth page.     L’ICFP reçoit un nombre record de résumés La Conférence Internationale sur la Planification Familiale (ICFP) 2018 a reçu un nombre record de résumés : 2823 résumés individuels, et 230 panels préformés ! Les notifications du statut de sélection des présentations orales seront envoyées le 31 mai 2018. Celles concernant les présentations de poster seront envoyées le 4 juin 2018. Merci à toutes celles et ceux qui ont envoyé leurs résumés cette année !   Les inscriptions à l’ICFP ouvriront le 14 mai  Les inscriptions en ligne à l’ICFP 2018 seront ouvertes à compter du 14 mai 2018. Les participants s’inscrivant avant le 1er septembre août bénéficieront d’une réduction de 100 dollars sur le coût total de leur assistance à la conférence. Réservez dès maintenant vos billets à l’avance ! Plus de détails sur les inscriptions sont disponibles sur le site internet de l’ICFP.   Les hôtels sont désormais ouverts aux réservations pour l’ICFP Les organisateurs de l’ICFP ont sélectionné une gamme d’hôtels afin d’offrir aux délégués de la conférence un choix varié d’hébergement. Des prix spéciaux pour les assistants de l’ICFP ont été négociés avec ces hôtels, et des chambres de différents standings sont proposées pour répondre aux besoins de tous les délégués. Des options d’hôtels additionnelles seront ajoutées à cette liste au fur et à mesure des préparations de la conférence. Pour visualiser la liste des hôtels de l’ICFP de cette année, consultez la page des Hôtels.   Nominations au Prix EXCELL Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 vous invitent à soumettre vos nominations au Prix d’Excellence en Leadership pour la Planification Familiale (EXCELL) !   Les gagnants des différentes catégories du Prix seront annoncés et publiquement reconnus pendant la cérémonie de clôture de l’ICFP à Kigali le 15 novembre 2018. Le Prix reconnaîtra les parties prenantes opérant à plusieurs niveaux : Niveau pays : Ce prix reconnaîtra un gouvernement témoignant d’avancées significatives et d’accomplissements extraordinaires dans le domaine de la planification familiale. Niveau organisation/structure de santé : Ce prix reconnaîtra les contributions des acteurs ou entités non étatiques travaillant au niveau pays dans un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : offre/prestation de services, plaidoyer/politique, recherche ou création de la demande pour la planification familiale. Niveau individus/ équipes : Ce prix reconnaîtra les acteurs dont les engagements et les efforts sont cruciaux pour étendre l’accès volontaire à la planification familiale. Les nominations sont acceptées pour les individus et les petites équipes. La date limite des nominations au Prix Excell est le 1er juillet 2018. Le formulaire de nomination est disponible en anglais, français et espagnol. Pour plus de détails et pour accéder au formulaire de nomination, consultez la page du Prix EXCELL.   Exposez à l’ICFP Exposer à l’ICFP 2018 permettra à votre organisation d’atteindre un plus grand public représentant différents secteurs de la planification familiale, désireux de partager leurs connaissances, apprendre des dernières innovations et meilleures pratiques, et de rencontrer d’autres acteurs de la communauté oeuvrant pour la planification familiale et la santé reproductive. L’espace d’exposition est situé dans tout le Centre de Convention de Kigali, et sera aménagé de manière à inciter les délégués à s’y rassembler entre les sessions – en prenant un café ou leur déjeuner tout en parcourant les stands d’exposition. Le sous-comité de logistique de l’ICFP 2018 est désireux de rendre votre expérience en tant qu’exposant aussi accessible et efficace que possible, en vous offrant des solutions clé-en-main. Pour plus détails, consultez la page consacrée à l’Exposition.   Concours de vidéos de jeunes Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 recherchent des jeunes leaders de 18 à 25 ans pour participer à la conférence en tant que orateur-trice d’honneur, faiseurs de médias et modérateurs-trices de sessions. Les frais d’inscription et de voyage des jeunes leaders sélectionnés seront couverts. Ces jeunes joueront un rôle essentiel en apportant la perspective et la voix des jeunes au programme de la conférence. Date limite des candidatures : le 21 mai 2018. Pour plus d’informations, consultez la page des Jeunes.

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| 26 April 2018

ICFP Receives Record-Breaking Submission of Abstracts

The 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) received a record-breaking number of abstracts: 2,823 individual abstracts and 230 preformed panels! Acceptance notifications for oral presentations will be sent out by 31 May 2018. Those whose abstracts are accepted as poster presentations will be notified by 4 June 2018. Thank you to all who submitted this year!   ICFP Registration Opens 14 May Online registration for the 2018 ICFP will begin on 14 May 2018. Attendees who register before 1 September will receive a $100 discount off the full cost of attendance. Be sure to lock in your early-bird rate! More details about registration are available on the ICFP website.   Hotels Now Accepting Reservations The ICFP Organizers have selected a range of hotels from which ICFP participants may choose. Special ICFP rates have been negotiated for these hotels, and a variety of room class options have been selected to suit all ICFP delegates’ needs. More hotels will be added to this list on an ongoing basis. To view the hotels for this year’s ICFP, please visit the Hotels page. EXCELL Award Nominations The 2018 ICFP organizers welcome your nominations for the Excellence in Leadership for Family Planning (EXCELL) Awards! Award recipients will be announced and publicly recognized during the closing ceremony of the ICFP in Kigali on 15 November 2018. The Awards will recognize stakeholders operating at multiple levels: Country level: This award will recognize a government that has made significant advancements and extraordinary achievements in family planning. Organization/Facility level: This award will recognize the contributions of non-state actors or entities working at the country level in one or more of the following areas: service delivery, advocacy/policy, research, or demand generation for family planning. Individual/Team level: This award recognizes players whose commitment and efforts are crucial in expanding access to voluntary family planning. Nominations are accepted for individuals and small teams. The deadline for award nominations is 1 July 2018. The nomination form is available in English, French, and Spanish. For more details and to access the nominations form, please visit the EXCELL Awards page. Exhibit at the ICFP Exhibiting at the 2018 ICFP allows your organization to reach a wide range of delegates from across multiple sectors of the family planning field interested in sharing their knowledge, learning about new innovations and best practices, and connecting with others in the family planning and reproductive health community.  This exhibition space is located throughout the Kigali Convention Centre and will be set-up to entice delegates to congregate between sessions – grabbing an easy coffee or lunch while perusing the exhibit booths. The 2018 ICFP logistics subcommittee is ready and willing to make your exhibition experience as turn-key, affordable, and effective as possible. For more details about exhibiting at the ICFP, please visit the Exhibit page. ​Youth Video Contest The organizers of the 2018 ICFP are seeking youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program. Deadline for applications is 21 May 2018; more information is available on the youth page.     L’ICFP reçoit un nombre record de résumés La Conférence Internationale sur la Planification Familiale (ICFP) 2018 a reçu un nombre record de résumés : 2823 résumés individuels, et 230 panels préformés ! Les notifications du statut de sélection des présentations orales seront envoyées le 31 mai 2018. Celles concernant les présentations de poster seront envoyées le 4 juin 2018. Merci à toutes celles et ceux qui ont envoyé leurs résumés cette année !   Les inscriptions à l’ICFP ouvriront le 14 mai  Les inscriptions en ligne à l’ICFP 2018 seront ouvertes à compter du 14 mai 2018. Les participants s’inscrivant avant le 1er septembre août bénéficieront d’une réduction de 100 dollars sur le coût total de leur assistance à la conférence. Réservez dès maintenant vos billets à l’avance ! Plus de détails sur les inscriptions sont disponibles sur le site internet de l’ICFP.   Les hôtels sont désormais ouverts aux réservations pour l’ICFP Les organisateurs de l’ICFP ont sélectionné une gamme d’hôtels afin d’offrir aux délégués de la conférence un choix varié d’hébergement. Des prix spéciaux pour les assistants de l’ICFP ont été négociés avec ces hôtels, et des chambres de différents standings sont proposées pour répondre aux besoins de tous les délégués. Des options d’hôtels additionnelles seront ajoutées à cette liste au fur et à mesure des préparations de la conférence. Pour visualiser la liste des hôtels de l’ICFP de cette année, consultez la page des Hôtels.   Nominations au Prix EXCELL Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 vous invitent à soumettre vos nominations au Prix d’Excellence en Leadership pour la Planification Familiale (EXCELL) !   Les gagnants des différentes catégories du Prix seront annoncés et publiquement reconnus pendant la cérémonie de clôture de l’ICFP à Kigali le 15 novembre 2018. Le Prix reconnaîtra les parties prenantes opérant à plusieurs niveaux : Niveau pays : Ce prix reconnaîtra un gouvernement témoignant d’avancées significatives et d’accomplissements extraordinaires dans le domaine de la planification familiale. Niveau organisation/structure de santé : Ce prix reconnaîtra les contributions des acteurs ou entités non étatiques travaillant au niveau pays dans un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : offre/prestation de services, plaidoyer/politique, recherche ou création de la demande pour la planification familiale. Niveau individus/ équipes : Ce prix reconnaîtra les acteurs dont les engagements et les efforts sont cruciaux pour étendre l’accès volontaire à la planification familiale. Les nominations sont acceptées pour les individus et les petites équipes. La date limite des nominations au Prix Excell est le 1er juillet 2018. Le formulaire de nomination est disponible en anglais, français et espagnol. Pour plus de détails et pour accéder au formulaire de nomination, consultez la page du Prix EXCELL.   Exposez à l’ICFP Exposer à l’ICFP 2018 permettra à votre organisation d’atteindre un plus grand public représentant différents secteurs de la planification familiale, désireux de partager leurs connaissances, apprendre des dernières innovations et meilleures pratiques, et de rencontrer d’autres acteurs de la communauté oeuvrant pour la planification familiale et la santé reproductive. L’espace d’exposition est situé dans tout le Centre de Convention de Kigali, et sera aménagé de manière à inciter les délégués à s’y rassembler entre les sessions – en prenant un café ou leur déjeuner tout en parcourant les stands d’exposition. Le sous-comité de logistique de l’ICFP 2018 est désireux de rendre votre expérience en tant qu’exposant aussi accessible et efficace que possible, en vous offrant des solutions clé-en-main. Pour plus détails, consultez la page consacrée à l’Exposition.   Concours de vidéos de jeunes Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 recherchent des jeunes leaders de 18 à 25 ans pour participer à la conférence en tant que orateur-trice d’honneur, faiseurs de médias et modérateurs-trices de sessions. Les frais d’inscription et de voyage des jeunes leaders sélectionnés seront couverts. Ces jeunes joueront un rôle essentiel en apportant la perspective et la voix des jeunes au programme de la conférence. Date limite des candidatures : le 21 mai 2018. Pour plus d’informations, consultez la page des Jeunes.

ACHPR Side Event
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| 20 April 2018

62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62)

IPPFAR and RHRN Africa team from 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Senegal) will be attending the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62) in Noaukchott, Mauritania 22nd April to 9th May 2018. The NGO Forum by the African Centre on Human Rights and Democracy Studies (ACHRDS) will kick off the ACHPR62 and will provide the opportunity to the team to link with other advocates and Human Rights Defenders in Africa to share experiences on various issues including advocacy for SRHR of young people through panel discussions including one on Youth SRHR. IPPFAR and platforms will also hold a side event on the theme “Getting it ‘Right’: Debating the linchpin to fulfilling SRHR of Young People in Africa” to take place on Tuesday, 24th April at Hotel Khaima from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The team will share, explore and deliberate with participants on among others, embracing the Rights Approach in Youth SRHR Advocacy and the role of CSOs in pushing for accountability by decision-makers as well as highlight the status of the implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Africa.   

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| 19 April 2018

62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62)

IPPFAR and RHRN Africa team from 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Senegal) will be attending the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62) in Noaukchott, Mauritania 22nd April to 9th May 2018. The NGO Forum by the African Centre on Human Rights and Democracy Studies (ACHRDS) will kick off the ACHPR62 and will provide the opportunity to the team to link with other advocates and Human Rights Defenders in Africa to share experiences on various issues including advocacy for SRHR of young people through panel discussions including one on Youth SRHR. IPPFAR and platforms will also hold a side event on the theme “Getting it ‘Right’: Debating the linchpin to fulfilling SRHR of Young People in Africa” to take place on Tuesday, 24th April at Hotel Khaima from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The team will share, explore and deliberate with participants on among others, embracing the Rights Approach in Youth SRHR Advocacy and the role of CSOs in pushing for accountability by decision-makers as well as highlight the status of the implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Africa.   

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| 29 October 2018

Sexual Gender-Based Violence Services in IPPFAR Member Associations to be Strengthened

IPPF Africa Region recently held a Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) workshop for over 30 program staff and service providers drawn from selected Member Associations (MAs). The workshop was co- organized by the Gender Unit and the Programmes & Health Systems Strengthening Department. It was aimed at strengthening the capacity of IPPFAR MAs to deliver on SGBV -a major public health concern and human rights issue. SGBV is one of the eight components of IPPF’s Integrated Package of Essential Services (IPES), whose other components include: counselling, contraception, safe abortion care, STIs/RTIs, gynaecology, prenatal care and HIV. Worrying Data According to Dr. Elias Girma -IPPFAR’s Lead Technical Advisor, SRHR Programmes, SGBV statistics from the region are indicative of the rising number of cases (35% to 70% women having experienced physical or sexual violence), which underscores the great need for IPPFAR Member Associations to strengthen their response to survivors. In 2017, IPPF Africa region offered over 1.3 million SGBV services (including referrals). “This worrying data reveals the need for appropriate and effective strategies to address the SGBV challenge in Africa. Provision of a range of essential services to SGBV survivors is one of the most crucial responses, and there are great opportunities for our clinics to ensure that every SGBV survivor receives the appropriate counseling, treatment and support services they need,” he said during the workshop which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Policy and Legal Environment While noting that the deeply-embedded unequal power relations in society sees more women than men suffer from SGBV, Dr. Girma said that key among the workshop’s objectives was to broaden the service provider’s understanding of the legal and policy frameworks pertaining to gender and SGBV. These comprise key international and regional laws, instruments and agreements. Toward this, Ms. Nathalie Nkoume, IPPFAR's Gender Equality Advisor shared information on various policies, conventions and international frameworks that aim to fight violence against women. She stressed that each government has the duty to protect all SGBV survivors by putting in place respective national frameworks and further providing adequate resources for effective implementation of the legal provisions. Ms. Nkoume also took participants through the IPPF Gender Equality policy, as well as the IPPF gender implementation plans as key reference documents that promote actions towards a transformative agenda for equality of outcomes, opportunities and rights. Visit to the KNH GBV Recovery Center To better understand how an ideal GBV center within a health facility operates, the participants -drawn from 12 African countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, DRC, Eswatini, Zambia, Togo, Mali, Chad, and Cameroon) visited the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)’s Gender-Based Violence Recovery (GBVR) Center in Nairobi. This is a model health facility that offers comprehensive management of GBV. At the recovery center, participants were taken through the process of handling a client who presents with a GBV complaint or need, and the range of services offered to them. These services include: screening and examination, treatment for physical injuries, laboratory tests, collection of forensic evidence, counseling (including trauma counseling) and psychosocial support. On a need basis, the clients are linked to safe houses (shelters), support groups and law enforcement agencies.  The GBV survivors are also offered post-rape care services such as treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), emergency contraceptive pills -to help reduce chances of unwanted pregnancies, as well as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) -antiretroviral drugs which, if taken properly, significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection by 80%. Comprehensive Package of Care The head of the Mental Health Unit at KNH GBVR Center, Dr. Margaret Makanyengo stressed on the strong referral mechanism within the hospital that ensures the survivor gets a comprehensive package of care. “Different units within the hospital work closely together to ensure the client is offered all the services they need. These services are provided to the client in a confidential manner. The service providers strive to uphold the dignity of the clients, while assuring them of their safety and security within the hospital precincts,” she said. Following their visit to KNH’s GBVR center, participants shared some of their feedback. “Seeing how different departments all work together to smoothly deliver services to the client is impressive. There are different entry points of identification for the GBV survivors such as the maternity, the Comprehensive Care Center, the casualty, the youth center and the mental health department. This ensures that no client is left out, and it is something that we as health service providers need to think seriously about, with regard to our facilities,” said Rebecca Zawedde, a participant from Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU). Her sentiments were shared by Cathy Zoa, a participant from Cameroon. “I return to my work station with a lot of lessons learnt from KNH. Right from the triage, the clients are well received by the nurse. The facility is well-branded and the rooms, which are exceptionally clean, are in secure areas which is very important for SGBV survivors. In addition, the reception area at the GBVR center is very warm and welcoming. This is very important to the client.   I also admired the zeal with which the service providers undertake their work. You can tell they are very knowledgeable about their areas of expertise and are very passionate about what they do. They have really inspired me,” she said. Data Collection and Management Mr. Paulin Tra, IPPFAR’s Technical Manager -Performance, Knowledge and New Technology shared information on the power of data collection and management, and the key role they play in improving SGBV programs. He also shared trends of SGBV performance in the IPPF Africa Region, verses other SRHR services offered by MAs in the same region. Population Council, an organization that has undertaken extensive research on SGBV shared several study results on SGBV.  The organization has also helped create a regional SGBV network. Improved SGBV Service Provision in MA Clinics Following the training, the participants thoroughly analyzed the SGBV components in their programs, taking note of the weaknesses, strengths and areas of improvement. In their action plans, some of their improved strategies for strengthening the SGBV components will include routine screening for SGBV, training of service providers on the respective national SGBV protocols, more engagement of boys and men in the SGBV response, and heightened awareness creation of SGBV -which will largely be undertaken by volunteers and peer educators at the community level. Other aspects will include the forging of partnerships at the community and national level with different stakeholders such as the government, grassroots organizations, cultural custodians, religious leaders, and other influential institutions. Sylvia Auma of Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) was inspired to begin instituting changes back at the Family Care Medical Center in Jerusalem estate, located in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. “I have gained a lot from this workshop. The most important thing I have learnt is that responding to the unique needs of SGBV survivors in our health facilities does not have to be complicated. When I return, I will share all the information I have learned from this workshop with my colleagues. I will particularly ensure that our triage service is functional, as this can be entry point for identification of potential SGBV survivors or those at risk of abuse. I believe we have the capacity to attend to their sensitive needs with the already existing resources that we have at our clinic,” she said. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region Also Read: Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

SGBV_IPPFAR
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| 29 October 2018

Sexual Gender-Based Violence Services in IPPFAR Member Associations to be Strengthened

IPPF Africa Region recently held a Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) workshop for over 30 program staff and service providers drawn from selected Member Associations (MAs). The workshop was co- organized by the Gender Unit and the Programmes & Health Systems Strengthening Department. It was aimed at strengthening the capacity of IPPFAR MAs to deliver on SGBV -a major public health concern and human rights issue. SGBV is one of the eight components of IPPF’s Integrated Package of Essential Services (IPES), whose other components include: counselling, contraception, safe abortion care, STIs/RTIs, gynaecology, prenatal care and HIV. Worrying Data According to Dr. Elias Girma -IPPFAR’s Lead Technical Advisor, SRHR Programmes, SGBV statistics from the region are indicative of the rising number of cases (35% to 70% women having experienced physical or sexual violence), which underscores the great need for IPPFAR Member Associations to strengthen their response to survivors. In 2017, IPPF Africa region offered over 1.3 million SGBV services (including referrals). “This worrying data reveals the need for appropriate and effective strategies to address the SGBV challenge in Africa. Provision of a range of essential services to SGBV survivors is one of the most crucial responses, and there are great opportunities for our clinics to ensure that every SGBV survivor receives the appropriate counseling, treatment and support services they need,” he said during the workshop which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Policy and Legal Environment While noting that the deeply-embedded unequal power relations in society sees more women than men suffer from SGBV, Dr. Girma said that key among the workshop’s objectives was to broaden the service provider’s understanding of the legal and policy frameworks pertaining to gender and SGBV. These comprise key international and regional laws, instruments and agreements. Toward this, Ms. Nathalie Nkoume, IPPFAR's Gender Equality Advisor shared information on various policies, conventions and international frameworks that aim to fight violence against women. She stressed that each government has the duty to protect all SGBV survivors by putting in place respective national frameworks and further providing adequate resources for effective implementation of the legal provisions. Ms. Nkoume also took participants through the IPPF Gender Equality policy, as well as the IPPF gender implementation plans as key reference documents that promote actions towards a transformative agenda for equality of outcomes, opportunities and rights. Visit to the KNH GBV Recovery Center To better understand how an ideal GBV center within a health facility operates, the participants -drawn from 12 African countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, DRC, Eswatini, Zambia, Togo, Mali, Chad, and Cameroon) visited the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)’s Gender-Based Violence Recovery (GBVR) Center in Nairobi. This is a model health facility that offers comprehensive management of GBV. At the recovery center, participants were taken through the process of handling a client who presents with a GBV complaint or need, and the range of services offered to them. These services include: screening and examination, treatment for physical injuries, laboratory tests, collection of forensic evidence, counseling (including trauma counseling) and psychosocial support. On a need basis, the clients are linked to safe houses (shelters), support groups and law enforcement agencies.  The GBV survivors are also offered post-rape care services such as treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), emergency contraceptive pills -to help reduce chances of unwanted pregnancies, as well as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) -antiretroviral drugs which, if taken properly, significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection by 80%. Comprehensive Package of Care The head of the Mental Health Unit at KNH GBVR Center, Dr. Margaret Makanyengo stressed on the strong referral mechanism within the hospital that ensures the survivor gets a comprehensive package of care. “Different units within the hospital work closely together to ensure the client is offered all the services they need. These services are provided to the client in a confidential manner. The service providers strive to uphold the dignity of the clients, while assuring them of their safety and security within the hospital precincts,” she said. Following their visit to KNH’s GBVR center, participants shared some of their feedback. “Seeing how different departments all work together to smoothly deliver services to the client is impressive. There are different entry points of identification for the GBV survivors such as the maternity, the Comprehensive Care Center, the casualty, the youth center and the mental health department. This ensures that no client is left out, and it is something that we as health service providers need to think seriously about, with regard to our facilities,” said Rebecca Zawedde, a participant from Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU). Her sentiments were shared by Cathy Zoa, a participant from Cameroon. “I return to my work station with a lot of lessons learnt from KNH. Right from the triage, the clients are well received by the nurse. The facility is well-branded and the rooms, which are exceptionally clean, are in secure areas which is very important for SGBV survivors. In addition, the reception area at the GBVR center is very warm and welcoming. This is very important to the client.   I also admired the zeal with which the service providers undertake their work. You can tell they are very knowledgeable about their areas of expertise and are very passionate about what they do. They have really inspired me,” she said. Data Collection and Management Mr. Paulin Tra, IPPFAR’s Technical Manager -Performance, Knowledge and New Technology shared information on the power of data collection and management, and the key role they play in improving SGBV programs. He also shared trends of SGBV performance in the IPPF Africa Region, verses other SRHR services offered by MAs in the same region. Population Council, an organization that has undertaken extensive research on SGBV shared several study results on SGBV.  The organization has also helped create a regional SGBV network. Improved SGBV Service Provision in MA Clinics Following the training, the participants thoroughly analyzed the SGBV components in their programs, taking note of the weaknesses, strengths and areas of improvement. In their action plans, some of their improved strategies for strengthening the SGBV components will include routine screening for SGBV, training of service providers on the respective national SGBV protocols, more engagement of boys and men in the SGBV response, and heightened awareness creation of SGBV -which will largely be undertaken by volunteers and peer educators at the community level. Other aspects will include the forging of partnerships at the community and national level with different stakeholders such as the government, grassroots organizations, cultural custodians, religious leaders, and other influential institutions. Sylvia Auma of Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) was inspired to begin instituting changes back at the Family Care Medical Center in Jerusalem estate, located in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. “I have gained a lot from this workshop. The most important thing I have learnt is that responding to the unique needs of SGBV survivors in our health facilities does not have to be complicated. When I return, I will share all the information I have learned from this workshop with my colleagues. I will particularly ensure that our triage service is functional, as this can be entry point for identification of potential SGBV survivors or those at risk of abuse. I believe we have the capacity to attend to their sensitive needs with the already existing resources that we have at our clinic,” she said. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region Also Read: Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 26 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

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| 25 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

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| 18 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region

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| 20 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region

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| 28 May 2018

FHOK’s Social Enterprise Model, SMART Care System Lauded by IPPFAR Member Associations

Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), which is IPPF’s Member Association in Kenya this week played host to a team of Program Directors and Directors of Finance drawn from different Member Associations (MAs) in the Africa region. The Directors are in Nairobi attending a strategic workshop aimed at enhancing their capacity for the improvement of the programmatic, financial and operational management practices of their MAs. During one of their activities, which included the visit to FHOK’s headquarters in Nairobi, the Directors received insights into the different programs that FHOK is currently implementing. With a rich experience spanning over five decades, FHOK is recognized as one of the leading service providers in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Kenya. FHOK has 16 health facilities and 9 youth centers located in different parts of the country. During the learning visit, FHOK shared its experiences in the areas of: clinical services, finance and administration, project implementation, governance, networking, building partnerships, advocacy and human resource. Some of the projects that FHOK is currently implementing include those around the integration of SRHR issues with environmental stability and climate change, mitigating the impact of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) through the social enterprise model, and innovative youth programmes that target both in-school and out-of-school youth. The Directors also toured FHOK’s Nairobi West Family Care Medical Center & Maternity. The center, started in 1999, operates on a 24-hour basis and offers a wide range of in and out-patient services. They include: counselling, family planning, STI treatment and management, HIV services, pre-nantal and post-natal care, maternity services, well baby clinics, gynaecological services, curative services and specialist clinics, among others. The medical center has a well-stocked pharmacy and a well-equipped laboratory. The visiting Directors lauded FHOK for its innovative projects and passion for serving the Kenyan population with quality health services. “Indeed, there is a lot to learn from FHOK. Their intense resource mobilization efforts, that have resulted in funding for several projects is impressive. This is something that other MAs should emulate,” said Mr. Desta Kebede, Program Director at Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE). “There is also plenty to learn from FHOK’s social enterprise model, which is fueled by the organization’s desire to shift its focus from traditional revenue streams -to that of using different entrepreneurial methods to create social impact,” he added. The Directors also commended FHOK for its electronic data management system -SMART Care. This is a system that has helped the organization effectively manage its operations such as in logistics, where it is able to use data to forecast and manage commodities. The use of SMART Care has helped the MA avoid cases of stock-outs. The paperless SMART Care system has also benefitted FHOK in the integration of finances and statistics, as well as in the management of human resources at clinic level. “SMART Care has significantly reduced the workload of our service providers when it comes to capturing of essential data in real time, and consequent generation of reports. Through SMART Care, consumer specific reports -MoH, FHOK, IPPF and donor reports are readily generated at the end of each month by our health personnel within a very short time. The system has gone a long way in ensuring quality data and enhancing compliance to reporting timelines within FHOK,” said Ms. Esther Muketo, Director, Resource Mobilization at FHOK. FHOK is also recognized as one of IPPFAR’s Learning Centers. IPPFAR’s Learning Center Initiative (LCI) is aimed at building capacity through its Member Association network by developing and sharing innovative and best practice approaches on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH). Learning Centers such as FHOK are regarded as centers of excellence, technical hubs and technical advisory facilities. They assist in the cementing and positioning IPPFAR as a leading service provider in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 25 May 2018

FHOK’s Social Enterprise Model, SMART Care System Lauded by IPPFAR Member Associations

Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), which is IPPF’s Member Association in Kenya this week played host to a team of Program Directors and Directors of Finance drawn from different Member Associations (MAs) in the Africa region. The Directors are in Nairobi attending a strategic workshop aimed at enhancing their capacity for the improvement of the programmatic, financial and operational management practices of their MAs. During one of their activities, which included the visit to FHOK’s headquarters in Nairobi, the Directors received insights into the different programs that FHOK is currently implementing. With a rich experience spanning over five decades, FHOK is recognized as one of the leading service providers in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Kenya. FHOK has 16 health facilities and 9 youth centers located in different parts of the country. During the learning visit, FHOK shared its experiences in the areas of: clinical services, finance and administration, project implementation, governance, networking, building partnerships, advocacy and human resource. Some of the projects that FHOK is currently implementing include those around the integration of SRHR issues with environmental stability and climate change, mitigating the impact of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) through the social enterprise model, and innovative youth programmes that target both in-school and out-of-school youth. The Directors also toured FHOK’s Nairobi West Family Care Medical Center & Maternity. The center, started in 1999, operates on a 24-hour basis and offers a wide range of in and out-patient services. They include: counselling, family planning, STI treatment and management, HIV services, pre-nantal and post-natal care, maternity services, well baby clinics, gynaecological services, curative services and specialist clinics, among others. The medical center has a well-stocked pharmacy and a well-equipped laboratory. The visiting Directors lauded FHOK for its innovative projects and passion for serving the Kenyan population with quality health services. “Indeed, there is a lot to learn from FHOK. Their intense resource mobilization efforts, that have resulted in funding for several projects is impressive. This is something that other MAs should emulate,” said Mr. Desta Kebede, Program Director at Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE). “There is also plenty to learn from FHOK’s social enterprise model, which is fueled by the organization’s desire to shift its focus from traditional revenue streams -to that of using different entrepreneurial methods to create social impact,” he added. The Directors also commended FHOK for its electronic data management system -SMART Care. This is a system that has helped the organization effectively manage its operations such as in logistics, where it is able to use data to forecast and manage commodities. The use of SMART Care has helped the MA avoid cases of stock-outs. The paperless SMART Care system has also benefitted FHOK in the integration of finances and statistics, as well as in the management of human resources at clinic level. “SMART Care has significantly reduced the workload of our service providers when it comes to capturing of essential data in real time, and consequent generation of reports. Through SMART Care, consumer specific reports -MoH, FHOK, IPPF and donor reports are readily generated at the end of each month by our health personnel within a very short time. The system has gone a long way in ensuring quality data and enhancing compliance to reporting timelines within FHOK,” said Ms. Esther Muketo, Director, Resource Mobilization at FHOK. FHOK is also recognized as one of IPPFAR’s Learning Centers. IPPFAR’s Learning Center Initiative (LCI) is aimed at building capacity through its Member Association network by developing and sharing innovative and best practice approaches on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH). Learning Centers such as FHOK are regarded as centers of excellence, technical hubs and technical advisory facilities. They assist in the cementing and positioning IPPFAR as a leading service provider in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 26 April 2018

ICFP Receives Record-Breaking Submission of Abstracts

The 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) received a record-breaking number of abstracts: 2,823 individual abstracts and 230 preformed panels! Acceptance notifications for oral presentations will be sent out by 31 May 2018. Those whose abstracts are accepted as poster presentations will be notified by 4 June 2018. Thank you to all who submitted this year!   ICFP Registration Opens 14 May Online registration for the 2018 ICFP will begin on 14 May 2018. Attendees who register before 1 September will receive a $100 discount off the full cost of attendance. Be sure to lock in your early-bird rate! More details about registration are available on the ICFP website.   Hotels Now Accepting Reservations The ICFP Organizers have selected a range of hotels from which ICFP participants may choose. Special ICFP rates have been negotiated for these hotels, and a variety of room class options have been selected to suit all ICFP delegates’ needs. More hotels will be added to this list on an ongoing basis. To view the hotels for this year’s ICFP, please visit the Hotels page. EXCELL Award Nominations The 2018 ICFP organizers welcome your nominations for the Excellence in Leadership for Family Planning (EXCELL) Awards! Award recipients will be announced and publicly recognized during the closing ceremony of the ICFP in Kigali on 15 November 2018. The Awards will recognize stakeholders operating at multiple levels: Country level: This award will recognize a government that has made significant advancements and extraordinary achievements in family planning. Organization/Facility level: This award will recognize the contributions of non-state actors or entities working at the country level in one or more of the following areas: service delivery, advocacy/policy, research, or demand generation for family planning. Individual/Team level: This award recognizes players whose commitment and efforts are crucial in expanding access to voluntary family planning. Nominations are accepted for individuals and small teams. The deadline for award nominations is 1 July 2018. The nomination form is available in English, French, and Spanish. For more details and to access the nominations form, please visit the EXCELL Awards page. Exhibit at the ICFP Exhibiting at the 2018 ICFP allows your organization to reach a wide range of delegates from across multiple sectors of the family planning field interested in sharing their knowledge, learning about new innovations and best practices, and connecting with others in the family planning and reproductive health community.  This exhibition space is located throughout the Kigali Convention Centre and will be set-up to entice delegates to congregate between sessions – grabbing an easy coffee or lunch while perusing the exhibit booths. The 2018 ICFP logistics subcommittee is ready and willing to make your exhibition experience as turn-key, affordable, and effective as possible. For more details about exhibiting at the ICFP, please visit the Exhibit page. ​Youth Video Contest The organizers of the 2018 ICFP are seeking youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program. Deadline for applications is 21 May 2018; more information is available on the youth page.     L’ICFP reçoit un nombre record de résumés La Conférence Internationale sur la Planification Familiale (ICFP) 2018 a reçu un nombre record de résumés : 2823 résumés individuels, et 230 panels préformés ! Les notifications du statut de sélection des présentations orales seront envoyées le 31 mai 2018. Celles concernant les présentations de poster seront envoyées le 4 juin 2018. Merci à toutes celles et ceux qui ont envoyé leurs résumés cette année !   Les inscriptions à l’ICFP ouvriront le 14 mai  Les inscriptions en ligne à l’ICFP 2018 seront ouvertes à compter du 14 mai 2018. Les participants s’inscrivant avant le 1er septembre août bénéficieront d’une réduction de 100 dollars sur le coût total de leur assistance à la conférence. Réservez dès maintenant vos billets à l’avance ! Plus de détails sur les inscriptions sont disponibles sur le site internet de l’ICFP.   Les hôtels sont désormais ouverts aux réservations pour l’ICFP Les organisateurs de l’ICFP ont sélectionné une gamme d’hôtels afin d’offrir aux délégués de la conférence un choix varié d’hébergement. Des prix spéciaux pour les assistants de l’ICFP ont été négociés avec ces hôtels, et des chambres de différents standings sont proposées pour répondre aux besoins de tous les délégués. Des options d’hôtels additionnelles seront ajoutées à cette liste au fur et à mesure des préparations de la conférence. Pour visualiser la liste des hôtels de l’ICFP de cette année, consultez la page des Hôtels.   Nominations au Prix EXCELL Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 vous invitent à soumettre vos nominations au Prix d’Excellence en Leadership pour la Planification Familiale (EXCELL) !   Les gagnants des différentes catégories du Prix seront annoncés et publiquement reconnus pendant la cérémonie de clôture de l’ICFP à Kigali le 15 novembre 2018. Le Prix reconnaîtra les parties prenantes opérant à plusieurs niveaux : Niveau pays : Ce prix reconnaîtra un gouvernement témoignant d’avancées significatives et d’accomplissements extraordinaires dans le domaine de la planification familiale. Niveau organisation/structure de santé : Ce prix reconnaîtra les contributions des acteurs ou entités non étatiques travaillant au niveau pays dans un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : offre/prestation de services, plaidoyer/politique, recherche ou création de la demande pour la planification familiale. Niveau individus/ équipes : Ce prix reconnaîtra les acteurs dont les engagements et les efforts sont cruciaux pour étendre l’accès volontaire à la planification familiale. Les nominations sont acceptées pour les individus et les petites équipes. La date limite des nominations au Prix Excell est le 1er juillet 2018. Le formulaire de nomination est disponible en anglais, français et espagnol. Pour plus de détails et pour accéder au formulaire de nomination, consultez la page du Prix EXCELL.   Exposez à l’ICFP Exposer à l’ICFP 2018 permettra à votre organisation d’atteindre un plus grand public représentant différents secteurs de la planification familiale, désireux de partager leurs connaissances, apprendre des dernières innovations et meilleures pratiques, et de rencontrer d’autres acteurs de la communauté oeuvrant pour la planification familiale et la santé reproductive. L’espace d’exposition est situé dans tout le Centre de Convention de Kigali, et sera aménagé de manière à inciter les délégués à s’y rassembler entre les sessions – en prenant un café ou leur déjeuner tout en parcourant les stands d’exposition. Le sous-comité de logistique de l’ICFP 2018 est désireux de rendre votre expérience en tant qu’exposant aussi accessible et efficace que possible, en vous offrant des solutions clé-en-main. Pour plus détails, consultez la page consacrée à l’Exposition.   Concours de vidéos de jeunes Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 recherchent des jeunes leaders de 18 à 25 ans pour participer à la conférence en tant que orateur-trice d’honneur, faiseurs de médias et modérateurs-trices de sessions. Les frais d’inscription et de voyage des jeunes leaders sélectionnés seront couverts. Ces jeunes joueront un rôle essentiel en apportant la perspective et la voix des jeunes au programme de la conférence. Date limite des candidatures : le 21 mai 2018. Pour plus d’informations, consultez la page des Jeunes.

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| 26 April 2018

ICFP Receives Record-Breaking Submission of Abstracts

The 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) received a record-breaking number of abstracts: 2,823 individual abstracts and 230 preformed panels! Acceptance notifications for oral presentations will be sent out by 31 May 2018. Those whose abstracts are accepted as poster presentations will be notified by 4 June 2018. Thank you to all who submitted this year!   ICFP Registration Opens 14 May Online registration for the 2018 ICFP will begin on 14 May 2018. Attendees who register before 1 September will receive a $100 discount off the full cost of attendance. Be sure to lock in your early-bird rate! More details about registration are available on the ICFP website.   Hotels Now Accepting Reservations The ICFP Organizers have selected a range of hotels from which ICFP participants may choose. Special ICFP rates have been negotiated for these hotels, and a variety of room class options have been selected to suit all ICFP delegates’ needs. More hotels will be added to this list on an ongoing basis. To view the hotels for this year’s ICFP, please visit the Hotels page. EXCELL Award Nominations The 2018 ICFP organizers welcome your nominations for the Excellence in Leadership for Family Planning (EXCELL) Awards! Award recipients will be announced and publicly recognized during the closing ceremony of the ICFP in Kigali on 15 November 2018. The Awards will recognize stakeholders operating at multiple levels: Country level: This award will recognize a government that has made significant advancements and extraordinary achievements in family planning. Organization/Facility level: This award will recognize the contributions of non-state actors or entities working at the country level in one or more of the following areas: service delivery, advocacy/policy, research, or demand generation for family planning. Individual/Team level: This award recognizes players whose commitment and efforts are crucial in expanding access to voluntary family planning. Nominations are accepted for individuals and small teams. The deadline for award nominations is 1 July 2018. The nomination form is available in English, French, and Spanish. For more details and to access the nominations form, please visit the EXCELL Awards page. Exhibit at the ICFP Exhibiting at the 2018 ICFP allows your organization to reach a wide range of delegates from across multiple sectors of the family planning field interested in sharing their knowledge, learning about new innovations and best practices, and connecting with others in the family planning and reproductive health community.  This exhibition space is located throughout the Kigali Convention Centre and will be set-up to entice delegates to congregate between sessions – grabbing an easy coffee or lunch while perusing the exhibit booths. The 2018 ICFP logistics subcommittee is ready and willing to make your exhibition experience as turn-key, affordable, and effective as possible. For more details about exhibiting at the ICFP, please visit the Exhibit page. ​Youth Video Contest The organizers of the 2018 ICFP are seeking youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program. Deadline for applications is 21 May 2018; more information is available on the youth page.     L’ICFP reçoit un nombre record de résumés La Conférence Internationale sur la Planification Familiale (ICFP) 2018 a reçu un nombre record de résumés : 2823 résumés individuels, et 230 panels préformés ! Les notifications du statut de sélection des présentations orales seront envoyées le 31 mai 2018. Celles concernant les présentations de poster seront envoyées le 4 juin 2018. Merci à toutes celles et ceux qui ont envoyé leurs résumés cette année !   Les inscriptions à l’ICFP ouvriront le 14 mai  Les inscriptions en ligne à l’ICFP 2018 seront ouvertes à compter du 14 mai 2018. Les participants s’inscrivant avant le 1er septembre août bénéficieront d’une réduction de 100 dollars sur le coût total de leur assistance à la conférence. Réservez dès maintenant vos billets à l’avance ! Plus de détails sur les inscriptions sont disponibles sur le site internet de l’ICFP.   Les hôtels sont désormais ouverts aux réservations pour l’ICFP Les organisateurs de l’ICFP ont sélectionné une gamme d’hôtels afin d’offrir aux délégués de la conférence un choix varié d’hébergement. Des prix spéciaux pour les assistants de l’ICFP ont été négociés avec ces hôtels, et des chambres de différents standings sont proposées pour répondre aux besoins de tous les délégués. Des options d’hôtels additionnelles seront ajoutées à cette liste au fur et à mesure des préparations de la conférence. Pour visualiser la liste des hôtels de l’ICFP de cette année, consultez la page des Hôtels.   Nominations au Prix EXCELL Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 vous invitent à soumettre vos nominations au Prix d’Excellence en Leadership pour la Planification Familiale (EXCELL) !   Les gagnants des différentes catégories du Prix seront annoncés et publiquement reconnus pendant la cérémonie de clôture de l’ICFP à Kigali le 15 novembre 2018. Le Prix reconnaîtra les parties prenantes opérant à plusieurs niveaux : Niveau pays : Ce prix reconnaîtra un gouvernement témoignant d’avancées significatives et d’accomplissements extraordinaires dans le domaine de la planification familiale. Niveau organisation/structure de santé : Ce prix reconnaîtra les contributions des acteurs ou entités non étatiques travaillant au niveau pays dans un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : offre/prestation de services, plaidoyer/politique, recherche ou création de la demande pour la planification familiale. Niveau individus/ équipes : Ce prix reconnaîtra les acteurs dont les engagements et les efforts sont cruciaux pour étendre l’accès volontaire à la planification familiale. Les nominations sont acceptées pour les individus et les petites équipes. La date limite des nominations au Prix Excell est le 1er juillet 2018. Le formulaire de nomination est disponible en anglais, français et espagnol. Pour plus de détails et pour accéder au formulaire de nomination, consultez la page du Prix EXCELL.   Exposez à l’ICFP Exposer à l’ICFP 2018 permettra à votre organisation d’atteindre un plus grand public représentant différents secteurs de la planification familiale, désireux de partager leurs connaissances, apprendre des dernières innovations et meilleures pratiques, et de rencontrer d’autres acteurs de la communauté oeuvrant pour la planification familiale et la santé reproductive. L’espace d’exposition est situé dans tout le Centre de Convention de Kigali, et sera aménagé de manière à inciter les délégués à s’y rassembler entre les sessions – en prenant un café ou leur déjeuner tout en parcourant les stands d’exposition. Le sous-comité de logistique de l’ICFP 2018 est désireux de rendre votre expérience en tant qu’exposant aussi accessible et efficace que possible, en vous offrant des solutions clé-en-main. Pour plus détails, consultez la page consacrée à l’Exposition.   Concours de vidéos de jeunes Les organisateurs de l’ICFP 2018 recherchent des jeunes leaders de 18 à 25 ans pour participer à la conférence en tant que orateur-trice d’honneur, faiseurs de médias et modérateurs-trices de sessions. Les frais d’inscription et de voyage des jeunes leaders sélectionnés seront couverts. Ces jeunes joueront un rôle essentiel en apportant la perspective et la voix des jeunes au programme de la conférence. Date limite des candidatures : le 21 mai 2018. Pour plus d’informations, consultez la page des Jeunes.

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| 20 April 2018

62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62)

IPPFAR and RHRN Africa team from 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Senegal) will be attending the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62) in Noaukchott, Mauritania 22nd April to 9th May 2018. The NGO Forum by the African Centre on Human Rights and Democracy Studies (ACHRDS) will kick off the ACHPR62 and will provide the opportunity to the team to link with other advocates and Human Rights Defenders in Africa to share experiences on various issues including advocacy for SRHR of young people through panel discussions including one on Youth SRHR. IPPFAR and platforms will also hold a side event on the theme “Getting it ‘Right’: Debating the linchpin to fulfilling SRHR of Young People in Africa” to take place on Tuesday, 24th April at Hotel Khaima from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The team will share, explore and deliberate with participants on among others, embracing the Rights Approach in Youth SRHR Advocacy and the role of CSOs in pushing for accountability by decision-makers as well as highlight the status of the implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Africa.   

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| 19 April 2018

62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62)

IPPFAR and RHRN Africa team from 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Senegal) will be attending the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR62) in Noaukchott, Mauritania 22nd April to 9th May 2018. The NGO Forum by the African Centre on Human Rights and Democracy Studies (ACHRDS) will kick off the ACHPR62 and will provide the opportunity to the team to link with other advocates and Human Rights Defenders in Africa to share experiences on various issues including advocacy for SRHR of young people through panel discussions including one on Youth SRHR. IPPFAR and platforms will also hold a side event on the theme “Getting it ‘Right’: Debating the linchpin to fulfilling SRHR of Young People in Africa” to take place on Tuesday, 24th April at Hotel Khaima from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The team will share, explore and deliberate with participants on among others, embracing the Rights Approach in Youth SRHR Advocacy and the role of CSOs in pushing for accountability by decision-makers as well as highlight the status of the implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Africa.