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.

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 …

Health

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…

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 …

Women's Rights

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 Rights

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 …

Health

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 Rights

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 …

Women's Rights

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

How the Trump Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Lives in Nepal

One January morning in 2002, I met 15-year-old Sita Tamang in a prison in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Her boyfriend, who had promised marriage, made her pregnant. Afterward, he gave her a pill to make her “feel stronger.” The pill aborted her pregnancy. Ms. Tamang was still delirious with pain …

International health advocates in Ottawa to discuss Trump's 'global gag rule'

International health advocates are gathering in Ottawa on Tuesday to discuss reproductive and sexual health in Latin America and the Caribbean in …

Women's Rights

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 …

Women's Rights

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, including counseling. NGOs stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding if they don’t get on board with this Reagan-era policy. Health workers …

U.S. Presidency

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 …

Abortion

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 …

Women's Rights

”Därför tackar vi nej till amerikanskt bistånd”

DEBATT | ABORT<p>På sin tredje dag som president meddelade Donald Trump att han återinför den så kallade Global Gag Rule som innebär att alla aktörer …

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

The reinstatement and amplification of a Reagan-era anti-abortion rule has some of the world's largest nongovernmental women’s health care providers …

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 …

Women's Rights

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 …

Public Health

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 …

Abortion

Canada, Netherlands discuss fund to counter Trump abortion order

Dutch minister pursuing international fund to cover American funds that could be withdrawn<p>Canada's minister for international development has spoken …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Trump's Global Gag Rule is so dangerous

The Global Gag Rule is like a cartoon character, no sooner squashed by a falling boulder than it emerges from under the rock that fell on it and goes …

Women's Rights

Mr. Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Will Harm Global Health

With a single memorandum, President Trump may well have made it harder for health workers around the world to fight cancer, H.I.V., Zika and Ebola. The memorandum, signed on Monday, reinstates and expands a policy barring health organizations abroad, many of which provide an array of services, from …

Trump Revives Ban on Foreign Aid to Groups That Give Abortion Counseling

UNITED NATIONS — President Trump reinstated a policy on Monday that originated in the Reagan era, prohibiting the granting of American foreign aid to health providers abroad who discuss abortion as a family-planning option.<p>United States law already prohibits the use of American taxpayer dollars for …

How Trump's global 'gag rule' policy threatens health clinics

25 Jan 2017 18:50<p>Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family …

Rights & Freedoms

IPPF speaks out against the Global Gag Rule | IPPF

IPPF stands to lose $100 million USD received from the US, even though none of that money is used for abortion services.<p>IPPF spoke out against …

Women's Rights

Donald Trump Quietly Slipped A Damaging Update Into The Global Gag Rule

It should be clear from the recent news that President Donald Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy will hurt women around the globe. …

Rights & Freedoms