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  • European donors continue to champion reproductive safety and care

    • January 31, 2019
    • European Institutions
    • European voice
    • Family planning
    • Funding
    • Policies
    • Quality of aid

    Despite the rise of ultra-conservatism and populism in Europe driving a backlash on women’s reproductive safety and care, policies and funding for global development and SRH/FP were solidified and championed in many global fora. Countdown 2030 Europe analysis concluded that ten out of twelve key European donor countries sustained or...

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  • Countdown 2030 Europe welcomes the EU Annual Budget 2019

    • December 12, 2018
    • European Institutions
    • European voice

    The European Union increases its 2019 budget for development cooperation, including sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning, by €32.56 million. We welcome this renewed commitment and hope it will be a stepping stone towards the future EU multiannual budget. The annual budget 2019 for the European Union...

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  • Sexual & reproductive health in bilateral aid

    • November 12, 2018
    • Belgium
    • European voice
    • Family planning
    • Funding
    • Financing mechanisms

    By Cosmina Marian, IPPF EN Which European donor countries are going the extra mile to ensure sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, is part of their bilateral aid programmes? There is a lot to learn from a selection of good practices which show how donor countries are trying to...

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  • Contraceptive funding in crisis (updated)

    • November 12, 2018
    • European Institutions
    • Family planning
    • Funding

    By Raffaela Dattler, IPPF Currently, some 214 million women and girls in developing regions have an unmet need for modern contraception. These are women and girls who want to avoid a pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. While the reasons for this are multiple, the costs...

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  • The emergency continues in Ambae, Vanuatu

    • November 12, 2018
    • Finland
    • Humanitarian aid
    • Quality of aid

    By Riikka Kaukoranta, Väestöliitto (C2030E Finnish partner) Inhabitants of the island in Vanuatu who have been forced to evacuate their homes in the wake of a volcano eruption are still facing uncertainty. Humanitarian response efforts have included pregnancy and delivery support, contraceptives such as condoms, injectables, implants and emergency contraceptives,...

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