IPPF & the Global Gag Rule

By International Planned Parenthood Federation | IPPF will lose $100 million USD due to Trump's reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule. This blocks critical funding for health services like contraception, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. The Global Gag Rule not only undermines but violates these rights and therefore, IPPF cannot and will not support it.

2017: the year we lost control of world population surge?

On the eve of London’s family planning summit, global contraception efforts are faltering – and Trump’s reinstated ‘gag rule’ makes matters worse, say experts<p>Global efforts to help millions of women plan their families – and address unsustainable population growth – are falling woefully short, with …

Population

How Trump signed a global death warrant for women

With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and reproductive rights was swept away. Now some of the world’s poorest women must count the cost<p>Six months ago, one powerful white man in the White House, watched by seven more, signed a …

Rights & Freedoms

'Women will die': Trump leaves Ugandan women in jeopardy

Doctors warn that lives will be lost if cuts to US funding for family planning, cancer screening and antenatal services go ahead<p>Hundreds of thousands of women in Uganda face losing vital reproductive healthcare and advice under Donald Trump’s looming crackdown on international family planning.<p>The …

Geography

Closing an HIV lifeline in Africa: the dire impact of Trump's abortion crackdown

Trump’s drastic funding cuts could reverse the progress made on HIV in Africa, where many different healthcare organisations also offer family planning<p>Celeste is a 30-year-old widow mother of two from the poor suburbs of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. She is HIV-positive, and since her husband died …

Africa

Insult to injury: how Trump's 'global gag' will hit women traumatised by war

From Syria to Nigeria and Colombia, women rescued from the horror of war face losing the services that in many cases have saved their lives<p>If the first victim of war is the truth, the second is often female. And the people who pick up the pieces are usually aid workers, as it is their health …

Women's News

Trump expands policy that bans US aid for overseas abortion providers

Trump widens ‘Mexico City policy’, which had been suspended under Obama Rule will prevent foreign aid going to groups that even discuss abortion rights<p>The Trump administration on Monday significantly expanded a Reagan-era policy banning foreign aid to international healthcare providers who discuss …

Donald Trump Holds $8.8 Billion In Global Health Aid Hostage, Calls It “Protecting Life”

The Trump administration launched an unprecedented assault on global health on Monday, when State Department officials announced the details of the …

Rights & Freedoms

What now for reproductive health after Trump reinstates global gag rule?

The health sector in developing nations is in disarray after the Trump administration reinstated a policy that bans the distribution of US foreign aid to organisations that are involved in abortion-related activities, no matter how minimal that involvement is.<p>LISTEN TO THE PROGRAMME HERE<p>It all …

Rights & Freedoms

"If we could have accessed to contraception, my friend would be still alive"

Adama lost her best friend due to an unsafe abortion.<p>This tragedy pushed her to work for and with young people to ensure them access to sexual and …

Contraception

The Global Gag Rule: America’s Deadly Export

The policy that plucks U.S. dollars from any international health care initiative tied to abortion has been reinstated by President Trump — and a lot…

Rights & Freedoms

United States Foreign Policy Harms Women’s Reproductive Rights Around the World: The Impact on Latin America

By Taylor Lewis, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF version of this article, click here.

Rights & Freedoms

US may support world’s worst abusers of women’s rights at UN gender talks

Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ could align US with Iran, Sudan, Syria and other countries targeted by US travel ban at Commission on the Status of Women<p>US negotiators at this week’s UN Commission on the Status of Women could find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s …

She Decides Conference: Making a stand for women and girls right to decide

Access to education, the right to make choices about your own body – these are things many of us take for granted. But the reality for many women and …

Women's News

Access to contraception at risk for women in remote regions

Access to family planning is limited in Uganda and the contraceptive prevalence rate stands at only 30%. In remote communities, the situation is far …

Women's News

IPPF supports the She Decides Initiative | IPPF

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is grateful to the international community for its ongoing support for women and girls through …

Women's News

Canadian funds to champion sexual and reproductive health and rights welcomed

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today welcomed the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and …

Rights & Freedoms

Europe raises at least $32.2M to plug 'global gag rule' shortfall

The Dutch-led She Decides fund aims to replace U.S. government funding lost as a result of the reinstatement of the "global gag rule." But there is …

Rights & Freedoms

Unsafe abortions kill one woman every two hours in India. Donald Trump could make that worse

Abortion is legal in India, but in some areas, 80 per cent of women do not know this. Many take matters into their own hands instead, using untested …

Rights & Freedoms

«Global Gag Rule» : des gouvernements européens se mobilisent pour les droits des femmes et des jeunes

Dans une tribune, le Planning Familial et l'International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) dénoncent les conséquences du Global Gag Rule …

World in Progress: Millions of women impacted by gag rule reinstated by new US president

US President Donald Trump last week signed an executive order to pull US funding from all overseas organizations offering abortion services, …

Rights & Freedoms

How the global gag rule will hurt women and families, explained by 2 experts on the ground

Trump’s expansion of the gag rule won’t reduce abortion. But it will stop poor women from getting birth control, and kill programs that help war-torn communities.<p>For International Women’s Day, many activists are protesting outside the White House against the so-called global gag rule, a Reagan-era …

What the 'Profoundly Anti-Democratic' Global Gag Rule Means For International Public Health

On his first Monday in office, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a policy that blocks international health organizations from receiving …

Rights & Freedoms

”Därför tackar vi nej till amerikanskt bistånd”

På sin tredje dag som president meddelade Donald Trump att han återinför den så kallade Global Gag Rule som innebär att alla aktörer som mottar …

NGOs scramble to safeguard programs in wake of Trump's expanded 'global gag rule'

Kenyan election<p>World Breastfeeding Week<p>US development policy<p>For Devex Executive Members<p>Inside Development<p><b>GLOBAL GAG RULE</b><p>NGOs scramble to safeguard …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump reinstated the global gag rule. It won't stop abortion, but it will make it less safe.

Thousands of women will die across the world, and millions will lose access to both safe abortion and birth control.<p>President Donald Trump reinstated — and massively expanded — an executive order Monday barring US foreign aid from going to any nongovernmental organization (NGO) that either provides …

Extended Mexico City Policy detrimental to health care of world's poorest

Mexico City Policy will have a devastating impact for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with its extension far beyond family …

Health Care

How Trump abortion funding cuts could affect Africa

<b>Donald Trump's pro-abortion funding ban has infuriated many global health organisations as they say it will unintentionally lead to more abortions and more deaths in Africa.</b><p>The US president signed the executive order to stop federal money going to international groups which perform or provide …

Rights & Freedoms