Eliminate discrimination against women (IPPF Vision 2020)

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Norway’s youngest and first female prime minister (MANDY MCANALLY), and a leader in many other capacities, you are an extraordinary example of how women can lead and change the world. What is your message to global leaders today who wield the power to give girls and women opportunities to reach their goals, particularly as we think about post-2015?

VISION 2020 (3) IPPF calls on governments to:

– Empower women economically by investing in policies and programmes that
reduce the time burdens of women and girls; increase access to economic
opportunities, close the gender gap in earnings and occupational segregation;
and guarantee women’s and girl’s property and inheritance rights, including
the right to own land, secure loans, etc;
– Expand educational opportunities for all, close gender-related education gaps
at all levels, including higher education, and adopt comprehensive sexuality
education to eliminate discrimination against women and girls and facilitate the
development of the skills they need to protect themselves from sexual abuse,
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections;
– Reduce all forms of violence against women and girls – including in conflict
situations – by adopting and enforcing national laws to prevent violence and
punish violations; eliminating forced child marriage; combating son preference;
and promoting public awareness campaigns on these issues;
– Respect, protect and fulfill all women’s human rights, especially sexual rights
and reproductive rights, without which the ability to exercise other rights is
significantly constrained. Create an enabling environment for the exercise of
those rights, including equal and full participation in parliamentary and other
policy making processes.

Continue read the article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2013/05/29/it-is-time-to-stop-discrimination-against-girls-and-women/

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Road to IPPF ESEAOR Regional Youth Forum 2013

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for this year were called 30 Days to Bali. This is the pre – Regional Youth Forum. 30 days to Bali will conduct via email within 30 days before the Regional Youth Forum. This event is for educating all the IPPF ESEAOR Youth Representative about Basic information that they need to know and will make them prepare before the Forum. If you have anything to ask feel free TWEET to us using a hash tag #YSNAPRYF13. Firdaus Jusdean Forme Regional Youth Rep. done a video for our Regional Youth Forum 2013 when he was in Bali last December, check it out at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEEuJtLKRLY

“Prepare for Battle”

CLOSE THE GAP (VISION 2020)

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Vision 2020 no.2: Increase access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in order to close the gap between the top and bottom wealth quintiles by 50% by the year 2020

(ISSUE) World Health Organization – SRH/HIV: Access to and coverage of services

By minimizing missed opportunities we can increase access and coverage of services for more people including vulnerable populations, and ensure services for people living with HIV that meet their needs and respect their rights.

Country case studies

Linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV

These case studies demonstrate the two-way flow between sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS health-care services and reflect the diversity of integration models. They provide a brief overview that shows why the decision to integrate was taken, by whom, and what actions were needed to make it happen. The intention is to share some of the experience and lessons learnt that may be useful to others who wish to consider actions to strengthen this integration.

VISION 2020 (2) – IPPF calls on governments to:

–          Invest in educational and other programmes aimed at empowering young women and girls in particular to make informed choices, and demand accountability from service providers;

–          Create a legal and policy environment with social protection and justice measures that render sexual and reproductive health services economically accessible to poor and marginalized groups, aimed at ensuring greater progress amongst the poorest relative to the wealthiest quintile so as to significantly reduce the gap that currently exists between them;

–          Improve supply chain management, human, technical and other resources in order to minimize stock-outs and ensure the timely availability of commodities, including emergency contraceptives, of the highest possible quality at a cost that represents value for money within the context of the provision of affordable sustainable services;

–          Support innovative technologies, service delivery approaches, etc to reach young people and the poor; and also support civil society organizations that address the needs of the most vulnerable.

Read more at: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/linkages/en/

SRHR as Development Goal (VISION 2020)

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BY 2020 WE WANT ALL GOVERNMENT TO:

  1. Establish by 2015 a new international development framework that includes sexual and reproductive health and rights as essential priorities

Visionary Development Goal on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

Development policies and programmes aim to raise the quality of life for the citizens and welfare of the planet and aspire to eradicate poverty, through developing sustainable fair patterns of consumption and production, encouraging human resource development, and guaranteeing human rights. Integral to these goals are the development objectives of creating greater health equity, gender equality and socio-economic parity. The development goal on SRHR is inspired by and based on decades of commitment to the SRHR agenda by the women’s movement, the youth movement, the reproductive health community, the public health community and builds on the various milestones that have been achieved so far. These milestones include internationally agreed upon resolutions/conventions highlighting the importance of a human rights-based approach to population and development that embody government commitments to fulfilling the SRHR of women, young people and other marginalized population groups. Governments must be held accountable for progress (or the lack of it) toward meeting these commitments.

IPPF calls on governments to:

–          Adopt a participatory process for designing a new international development agenda based on principles of gender equality, respect for human rights, and social justice, in which all stakeholders, including young people can be heard;

–          Develop a unifying global framework that recognizes the needs of countries to establish relevant goals and indicators in respect of the needs of their citizens in general and their SRHR needs in particular;

–          Establish mechanisms for accountability and transparency regarding resource allocation and outcomes that include the participation of civil society.

–          Support civil society organizations to develop their own capacity to monitor the implementation of the commitments made.

Launched IPPFVision 2020 around the globe

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29 April 2013

Around the globe Member Association staff, volunteers and clients rallied together to proudly announce the launch of the Vision 2020 manifesto to the public.

The creative ways in which member Associations promoted Vision 2020in their countries were powerfully engaging. Young people and adolescents drove the public activities and strongly support the plan.

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Link: http://ippf.org/news/IPPF-launches-Vision-2020-around-globe

 

IPPF Vision 2020 Manifesto

Vision2020_Alln 2000 the United Nations launched the Millennium Development Goals. The world agreed to take action against poverty. Although progress has been made, we are still far from eradicating poverty.

About Vision 2020

However, in the years since the MDG Declaration, the sexual and reproductive health and rights landscape has changed. Global health funding for sexual and reproductive rights and health has declined significantly, and in every region of the world, a maturing HIV epidemic increasingly affects women and girls.

Rising conservative tides have threatened hard-won sexual and reproductive rights victories and compromised the safety and wellbeing of all, particularly of young women in poor communities.

Similarly, several global processes – the MDG review on the post‑2015 Development Agenda, a twenty-year review of progress towards achieving the Cairo Programme of Action, and a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals initiated at the Rio + 20 conference – are happening now and in forthcoming years, all with implications for the future of the global sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda. It is of the utmost importance that advancing sexual and reproductive rights is central to the international/global development framework that will succeed the MDGs, and will determine policies, priorities and resources allocation worldwide for the decade ahead.

Why Now?

In the second decade of the 21st century, the more than seven billion people sharing the planet face a number of global challenges: threats such as climate change and growing inequalities among and within countries persist alongside the unfinished agenda of poverty elimination at a time when the global financial crisis has reduced the funding available for international development.

Despite these challenges, the current development landscape provides unparalleled opportunities to secure a world of justice, choice and well-being for all. The International Planned Parenthood

Federation (IPPF) envisions a world in which all international programmes work towards the elimination of poverty and hunger in ways that respect, protect, and fulfil human rights.

For more info, download IPPF Vision 2020 Manifesto in PDF: http://ippf.org/resource/Vision2020