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April News Round-Up

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April News Round-Up

A brief summary of what happened throughout our region during April. Want to know more? Sign up to our newsletter below!

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ACRO Youth Network participated in the Workshop Planning and Advocacy facilitated by FP2030 Latin America and the Caribbean Hub 


Ela Urquijo, ACRO Youth Networker and Nikoli Edwards, Youth Officer at the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago attended FP2030 LAC Hub's Planning and Advocacy Workshop where they explored and learnt about sexual and reproductive rights from different perspectives and sectors. 

IPPF ACRO Youth Network is the network of young volunteers that engage together to fight for sexual and reproductive rights in the Americas and the Caribbean. Each member of the IPPF ACRO Youth Network is also part of IPPF’s Member Association in their country. Join them in their activism for SRHR here

FP2030 is a global alliance to empower women, young women, adolescents, and girls through the mobilization of family planning policies, investments and actions based on the sexual and reproductive rights policies, investments and actions. The Latin America and the Caribbean Hub is hosted by Profamilia Colombia and Save the Children.  


Collaborative Partner in Argentina joins thousands in standing up for free and accessible education 


Fundheg, Collaborative Partner in Argentina, joined the public marches in support of the Public Universities in their country. They raised their voices against the economic and financial adjustments proposed by the national government, which endanger the right of young people to have access to public higher education of excellence, without fees and with free admission. 

These financial adjustments are part of a series of decrees and changes proposed by the Federal Government which intend to hinder the advancement of human rights in the country.  


IPPF ACRO participates in the VII Latin America and the Caribbean Countries Forum on Sustainable Development 


IPPF ACRO participated in the Latin America and the Caribbean Countries Forum and co-hosted the event “Climate Change and Health: the double challenge of our time where Eugenia López Uribe, Regional Director of IPPF Americas and the Caribbean stressed the linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Climate Change.  

 The effects of the climate crisis become barriers to people's access to sexual and reproductive health services, such as contraception, access to safe abortion, and pregnancy care, to name a few. Together with Gestos, Collaborative Partner in Brazil, UNAIDS, the CSO Working Group on 2030 Agenda and Fiocruz Foundation, IPPF ACRO positioned SRHR as vital to address climate change. 


Saint Vincent Planned Parenthood Association hosts fundraising event for children


In efforts to support children who face challenges in accessing school supplies and essentials such as stationary, backpacks, hygiene kits and uniforms the St Vincent Planned Parenthood Association hosted a fundraising BBQ. SVPPA recognizes that education is the cornerstone of a bright future and launched this heartfelt fundraising to support children struggling with education supplies.  


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Americas & the Caribbean

Related Member Association

Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana, Gestos - Brazil, St. Vincent Planned Parenthood Association