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ippf team with Cape Verde Prime Minister
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IPPF first high level visit to Cape Verde: Video report

24 June 2022

From 25 - 29 May 2022, IPPF Board of Trustees Chair, Kate Gilmore, and IPPF Regional Director for Africa, Marie-Evelyne Petrus-Barry, made an official visit to Cape Verde to support the work of VERDEFAM, the Cape Verde Association for the Protection of the Family and IPPF's Member Association in the country.  The visit was aimed at strengthening IPPF’s work through VERDEFAM, the Cape Verdian Government, and other International Organizations in the country.

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Senior Chief
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| 29 November 2018

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) tackles child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the most comprehensive laws against child marriage in Africa after a new bill was passed in 2017 increasing the legal marital age from 15 to 18-years-old. The Marriage Act of Malawi in 2017 protects any girl under the age of 18 from marriage and holds parents or other family members who marry their children off below the age accountable and liable to prosecution.  But even with the law, cases of child marriage are still happening but community Watch Groups have been set up to help. This is the story of one girl helped by her local watch group. Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) with money from the Japan Trust Fund supports the watch group by building the capacity of its members. Five members of the Jalasi Watch Group have been trained about the law, policies around the issue of child marriage and how they align with the by-laws. © Photos: James Ngechu

Senior Chief
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| 29 November 2018

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) tackles child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the most comprehensive laws against child marriage in Africa after a new bill was passed in 2017 increasing the legal marital age from 15 to 18-years-old. The Marriage Act of Malawi in 2017 protects any girl under the age of 18 from marriage and holds parents or other family members who marry their children off below the age accountable and liable to prosecution.  But even with the law, cases of child marriage are still happening but community Watch Groups have been set up to help. This is the story of one girl helped by her local watch group. Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) with money from the Japan Trust Fund supports the watch group by building the capacity of its members. Five members of the Jalasi Watch Group have been trained about the law, policies around the issue of child marriage and how they align with the by-laws. © Photos: James Ngechu

End child marriage
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| 31 October 2018

Ending child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It's estimated that 47% of women and girls are married before the age of 18. In 2017 to help combat child marriage, Malawi changed the legal age of marriage to 18 but despite the change in the law, early child marriage still occurs in many villages. IPPF member association, Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), is teaming up with social workers and local community leaders to form community watch groups, to help end child marriage.

End child marriage
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| 31 October 2018

Ending child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It's estimated that 47% of women and girls are married before the age of 18. In 2017 to help combat child marriage, Malawi changed the legal age of marriage to 18 but despite the change in the law, early child marriage still occurs in many villages. IPPF member association, Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), is teaming up with social workers and local community leaders to form community watch groups, to help end child marriage.

Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day.
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| 21 October 2018

International Day of the Girl Child 2018

On 19th October 2018, stakeholders in Kenya came together in the sprawling Kibera Slum to officially mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for the year was With her: A skilled work force. International Day of the Girl Child is usually observed on the 11 of October each year and is a day that is marked to highlight the challenges that girls face. It is a day which the stakeholders take stock of the progress in terms of advancement of rights and freedoms for the girl child. Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day. The joyous celebrations were held at Lutheran Church grounds, Kibera, Nairobi. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya and Polycom Development Program were the key conveners of the event. Polycom Development Program is a community-based organization that works to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and empowers girls in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day.
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| 21 October 2018

International Day of the Girl Child 2018

On 19th October 2018, stakeholders in Kenya came together in the sprawling Kibera Slum to officially mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for the year was With her: A skilled work force. International Day of the Girl Child is usually observed on the 11 of October each year and is a day that is marked to highlight the challenges that girls face. It is a day which the stakeholders take stock of the progress in terms of advancement of rights and freedoms for the girl child. Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day. The joyous celebrations were held at Lutheran Church grounds, Kibera, Nairobi. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya and Polycom Development Program were the key conveners of the event. Polycom Development Program is a community-based organization that works to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and empowers girls in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. 

The State of African Women Report
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| 04 September 2018

The State of African Women Report

The State of African Women Report, published in 2018, delivers a ground-breaking pan-African review of the current status of implementation of continental commitments on women’s rights. Via in-depth case studies, it gives insight into the ways in which diverse actors can contribute to change. The report hopes to thereby inform and strengthen the work of diverse people and organisations fighting to make women’s rights a reality.  

The State of African Women Report
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| 04 September 2018

The State of African Women Report

The State of African Women Report, published in 2018, delivers a ground-breaking pan-African review of the current status of implementation of continental commitments on women’s rights. Via in-depth case studies, it gives insight into the ways in which diverse actors can contribute to change. The report hopes to thereby inform and strengthen the work of diverse people and organisations fighting to make women’s rights a reality.  

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| 26 July 2018

Entry form / Formulaire d'inscription

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award / Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme sur la planification familiale

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| 26 July 2018

Entry form / Formulaire d'inscription

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award / Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme sur la planification familiale

The State of  African Women Report - Key Findings
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| 13 July 2018

Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Maputo Protocol and the upcoming 25-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25 Review), as well as the first five-year review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD+5).  These milestones offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of gaps and contestations around the realisation of women and girls’ rights, and to identify the areas where progress for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be accelerated. It is against this background that we are pleased to announce the launch of the key findings of the State of African Women Report, which highlights the implementation progress of the AU’s Maputo Protocol on the rights of women in Africa, and the Maputo Plan of Action (MPoA) -which is the implementation framework for the Continental Policy Framework on SRHR.  The State of African Women Report particularly focuses on four areas: Gender-based Violence against women Harmful practices HIV and AIDS Reproductive Rights The main objectives of the report are to: Raise awareness about continental commitments (Maputo Protocol and Maputo Plan of Action) Review status of implementation (with a focus on SRHR) Strengthen focus on how women’s and girls’ rights are realized Inform and strengthen effective advocacy efforts and strategies of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and opinion formers The State of African Women Report report seeks to complement existing reports and reviews by: Focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights Looking at role of and trends in Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Emphasizing the role of civil society organizations and actors Promoting a gender and rights perspective with regards to ratification, domestication (including legal and policy reform), implementation (institutional reform), civil society initiatives and social norm change The key audiences of the report include: Parliamentarians, African First Ladies of States and Governments, journalists, religious leaders, youth leaders, CSOs, AU and RECs representatives, high level political decision-makers, technocrats / thematic experts, national (and subnational) government decision-makers and donors.

The State of  African Women Report - Key Findings
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| 13 July 2018

Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Maputo Protocol and the upcoming 25-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25 Review), as well as the first five-year review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD+5).  These milestones offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of gaps and contestations around the realisation of women and girls’ rights, and to identify the areas where progress for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be accelerated. It is against this background that we are pleased to announce the launch of the key findings of the State of African Women Report, which highlights the implementation progress of the AU’s Maputo Protocol on the rights of women in Africa, and the Maputo Plan of Action (MPoA) -which is the implementation framework for the Continental Policy Framework on SRHR.  The State of African Women Report particularly focuses on four areas: Gender-based Violence against women Harmful practices HIV and AIDS Reproductive Rights The main objectives of the report are to: Raise awareness about continental commitments (Maputo Protocol and Maputo Plan of Action) Review status of implementation (with a focus on SRHR) Strengthen focus on how women’s and girls’ rights are realized Inform and strengthen effective advocacy efforts and strategies of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and opinion formers The State of African Women Report report seeks to complement existing reports and reviews by: Focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights Looking at role of and trends in Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Emphasizing the role of civil society organizations and actors Promoting a gender and rights perspective with regards to ratification, domestication (including legal and policy reform), implementation (institutional reform), civil society initiatives and social norm change The key audiences of the report include: Parliamentarians, African First Ladies of States and Governments, journalists, religious leaders, youth leaders, CSOs, AU and RECs representatives, high level political decision-makers, technocrats / thematic experts, national (and subnational) government decision-makers and donors.

Senior Chief
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| 29 November 2018

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) tackles child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the most comprehensive laws against child marriage in Africa after a new bill was passed in 2017 increasing the legal marital age from 15 to 18-years-old. The Marriage Act of Malawi in 2017 protects any girl under the age of 18 from marriage and holds parents or other family members who marry their children off below the age accountable and liable to prosecution.  But even with the law, cases of child marriage are still happening but community Watch Groups have been set up to help. This is the story of one girl helped by her local watch group. Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) with money from the Japan Trust Fund supports the watch group by building the capacity of its members. Five members of the Jalasi Watch Group have been trained about the law, policies around the issue of child marriage and how they align with the by-laws. © Photos: James Ngechu

Senior Chief
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| 29 November 2018

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) tackles child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the most comprehensive laws against child marriage in Africa after a new bill was passed in 2017 increasing the legal marital age from 15 to 18-years-old. The Marriage Act of Malawi in 2017 protects any girl under the age of 18 from marriage and holds parents or other family members who marry their children off below the age accountable and liable to prosecution.  But even with the law, cases of child marriage are still happening but community Watch Groups have been set up to help. This is the story of one girl helped by her local watch group. Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) with money from the Japan Trust Fund supports the watch group by building the capacity of its members. Five members of the Jalasi Watch Group have been trained about the law, policies around the issue of child marriage and how they align with the by-laws. © Photos: James Ngechu

End child marriage
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| 31 October 2018

Ending child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It's estimated that 47% of women and girls are married before the age of 18. In 2017 to help combat child marriage, Malawi changed the legal age of marriage to 18 but despite the change in the law, early child marriage still occurs in many villages. IPPF member association, Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), is teaming up with social workers and local community leaders to form community watch groups, to help end child marriage.

End child marriage
Resource

| 31 October 2018

Ending child marriage in Malawi

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It's estimated that 47% of women and girls are married before the age of 18. In 2017 to help combat child marriage, Malawi changed the legal age of marriage to 18 but despite the change in the law, early child marriage still occurs in many villages. IPPF member association, Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), is teaming up with social workers and local community leaders to form community watch groups, to help end child marriage.

Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day.
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| 21 October 2018

International Day of the Girl Child 2018

On 19th October 2018, stakeholders in Kenya came together in the sprawling Kibera Slum to officially mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for the year was With her: A skilled work force. International Day of the Girl Child is usually observed on the 11 of October each year and is a day that is marked to highlight the challenges that girls face. It is a day which the stakeholders take stock of the progress in terms of advancement of rights and freedoms for the girl child. Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day. The joyous celebrations were held at Lutheran Church grounds, Kibera, Nairobi. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya and Polycom Development Program were the key conveners of the event. Polycom Development Program is a community-based organization that works to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and empowers girls in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day.
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| 21 October 2018

International Day of the Girl Child 2018

On 19th October 2018, stakeholders in Kenya came together in the sprawling Kibera Slum to officially mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for the year was With her: A skilled work force. International Day of the Girl Child is usually observed on the 11 of October each year and is a day that is marked to highlight the challenges that girls face. It is a day which the stakeholders take stock of the progress in terms of advancement of rights and freedoms for the girl child. Lucien Kouakou, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) joined over five thousand girls and boys from primary schools around Kibera to commemorate this day. The joyous celebrations were held at Lutheran Church grounds, Kibera, Nairobi. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya and Polycom Development Program were the key conveners of the event. Polycom Development Program is a community-based organization that works to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and empowers girls in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. 

The State of African Women Report
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| 04 September 2018

The State of African Women Report

The State of African Women Report, published in 2018, delivers a ground-breaking pan-African review of the current status of implementation of continental commitments on women’s rights. Via in-depth case studies, it gives insight into the ways in which diverse actors can contribute to change. The report hopes to thereby inform and strengthen the work of diverse people and organisations fighting to make women’s rights a reality.  

The State of African Women Report
Resource

| 04 September 2018

The State of African Women Report

The State of African Women Report, published in 2018, delivers a ground-breaking pan-African review of the current status of implementation of continental commitments on women’s rights. Via in-depth case studies, it gives insight into the ways in which diverse actors can contribute to change. The report hopes to thereby inform and strengthen the work of diverse people and organisations fighting to make women’s rights a reality.  

Resource

| 26 July 2018

Entry form / Formulaire d'inscription

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award / Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme sur la planification familiale

Resource

| 26 July 2018

Entry form / Formulaire d'inscription

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award / Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme sur la planification familiale

The State of  African Women Report - Key Findings
Resource

| 13 July 2018

Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Maputo Protocol and the upcoming 25-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25 Review), as well as the first five-year review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD+5).  These milestones offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of gaps and contestations around the realisation of women and girls’ rights, and to identify the areas where progress for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be accelerated. It is against this background that we are pleased to announce the launch of the key findings of the State of African Women Report, which highlights the implementation progress of the AU’s Maputo Protocol on the rights of women in Africa, and the Maputo Plan of Action (MPoA) -which is the implementation framework for the Continental Policy Framework on SRHR.  The State of African Women Report particularly focuses on four areas: Gender-based Violence against women Harmful practices HIV and AIDS Reproductive Rights The main objectives of the report are to: Raise awareness about continental commitments (Maputo Protocol and Maputo Plan of Action) Review status of implementation (with a focus on SRHR) Strengthen focus on how women’s and girls’ rights are realized Inform and strengthen effective advocacy efforts and strategies of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and opinion formers The State of African Women Report report seeks to complement existing reports and reviews by: Focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights Looking at role of and trends in Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Emphasizing the role of civil society organizations and actors Promoting a gender and rights perspective with regards to ratification, domestication (including legal and policy reform), implementation (institutional reform), civil society initiatives and social norm change The key audiences of the report include: Parliamentarians, African First Ladies of States and Governments, journalists, religious leaders, youth leaders, CSOs, AU and RECs representatives, high level political decision-makers, technocrats / thematic experts, national (and subnational) government decision-makers and donors.

The State of  African Women Report - Key Findings
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| 13 July 2018

Newly Launched! State of African Women Report: Key Findings

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Maputo Protocol and the upcoming 25-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25 Review), as well as the first five-year review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD+5).  These milestones offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of gaps and contestations around the realisation of women and girls’ rights, and to identify the areas where progress for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs to be accelerated. It is against this background that we are pleased to announce the launch of the key findings of the State of African Women Report, which highlights the implementation progress of the AU’s Maputo Protocol on the rights of women in Africa, and the Maputo Plan of Action (MPoA) -which is the implementation framework for the Continental Policy Framework on SRHR.  The State of African Women Report particularly focuses on four areas: Gender-based Violence against women Harmful practices HIV and AIDS Reproductive Rights The main objectives of the report are to: Raise awareness about continental commitments (Maputo Protocol and Maputo Plan of Action) Review status of implementation (with a focus on SRHR) Strengthen focus on how women’s and girls’ rights are realized Inform and strengthen effective advocacy efforts and strategies of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and opinion formers The State of African Women Report report seeks to complement existing reports and reviews by: Focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights Looking at role of and trends in Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Emphasizing the role of civil society organizations and actors Promoting a gender and rights perspective with regards to ratification, domestication (including legal and policy reform), implementation (institutional reform), civil society initiatives and social norm change The key audiences of the report include: Parliamentarians, African First Ladies of States and Governments, journalists, religious leaders, youth leaders, CSOs, AU and RECs representatives, high level political decision-makers, technocrats / thematic experts, national (and subnational) government decision-makers and donors.