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/

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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

Annyeonghaseyo from South Korea!

Written by Park Hyun Ah, YSNAP from South Korea

Annyeonghaseyo!

I’d like to share you all about activities that has been conducted on last month in Seoul, South Korea!

Planned Population Federation of Korea (PPFK) had a workshop with our youth community namely “Top-Us” from 31st August up to 1st September 2012.  It’s a big annual event, and this year 240 people gathered in Seoul to join this workshop, and 220 out of 240 people were youth volunteers like me!

This workshop included capacity building with our Executive Director, fun activities (like healing dance), and team activities such as making a mascot for the youth community, proposing next year’s youth programs, and lots of fruitful discussion!

As for me, I attended this year’s Regional Youth Forum in Bangkok, so I briefly reported about this forum. I will share you more about Korea’s present condition and would love to also listen to your stories. See u soon. Bye 🙂

YSNAP face-to-face interview with the IPPF Director General

For the first time since we have built YSNAP, we are making our video from the High Level Expert Consultation on Women’s Health and Islam! Check our interview with IPPF Director General and our two lovely members Firdaus and Jeross 🙂

Thanks specially to YSNAP from Malaysia, Firdaus who has made this excellent video. More to come soon from YSNAP!!

Highlight during the Regional Youth Forum 2012

YSNAP has conducted our annual event; Regional Youth Forum 2012! This event was conducted for three days from 4th – 6th July 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. There were 23 youth representative coming from 23 countries in East and South-east Asia and Oceania region during this event.
Some highlight during the event:

  • We have chosen one new regional council youth members, she is Zoe Stewart from Australia!
  • Be careful, we have formed a new task force for advocacy in regional and international processes with our focus on advocating Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Youth Friendly Services, and promoting Sexual Rights!
  • A new youth resolution which focus on capacity building, strengthen the youth media, youth network management, and strengthen youth’s capacity in governance body!

Enjoy the pic! 😀