Millions of women, girls and young people across the region are neglected and abandoned by governments and societies. This is particularly the case for those living in poverty or impacted by humanitarian crises, disability, gender-based violence or HIV. The failure of governments to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive care has far-reaching consequences for individual rights, health and well-being, as well as economic development. Our region faces huge discrepancies in rates of modern contraceptive use, with some states having lower levels than the world’s least developed countries. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is also the only region in the world where HIV is on the rise.
IPPF EN’s mission is to ensure that all people, everywhere, have access to high quality care and information. Through our member associations, we support those who are socially excluded and/or have limited access to services, to know and stand up for their rights, to fulfil their aspirations.