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IPPF West Africa EDs and YAM Presidents in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

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Côte d'Ivoire hosts IPPF Member Associations from West and Central Africa for the launch of the new IPPF sub-office for the sub-region

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Africa regional office gathered from 17 to 22 October in Abidjan, the Executive Directors and Presidents of the Youth Action Movements (YAMs) of its Member Associations in West and Central Africa (Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone) as part of the launch of its new sub-office for West and Central Africa.

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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

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.   

ACHPR Side Event
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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.   

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  

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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]faro.org; [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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| 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.