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UN Human Rights Committee & Ireland's Abortion Laws

In July 2014, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee conducted its fourth periodic review of Ireland.

Right to Travel for Abortion Not Reality for All Women in Ireland

Many women in Ireland experience huge challenges in trying to travel out of the State for an abortion. While some of these women manage to access services abroad, others are forced to continue with the pregnancy and parent against their wishes.

IFPA Newsletter November 2014

Our November newsletter is out!

World’s 1.8 Billion Youth Has Power to Transform Future if States Invest in Education and Health, UNFPA Report Shows

The world’s largest ever youth population has the power to transform countries’ futures and propel development, provided states invest in education and health.

Investing in Bolivia’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Centro de Investigación, Educación y Servicios (CIES) is Ireland's Bolivian partner organisation. CIES provides high quality sexual and reproductive health information and services to some of Bolivia's most vulnerable young people.

Sexual Health Training 2015

We are now taking bookings for our one-day sexual health training next year which takes place on 9th February 2015 in Dublin city centre.

IFPA at Repeal the Eighth Conference

In September, the IFPA participated in a conference which brought together a broad range of organisations, academics, medical providers and activists to discuss the building of a coalition to campaign for a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

FGM Treatment Service Leaflet

An easy to read information leaflet is now available on the FGM Treatment Service at the IFPA Everywoman Centre in Dublin city centre.

IFPA Statement

The IFPA is unable to comment on the specifics of recent media reports concerning the case of a young woman who sought an abortion because of the confidentiality of our counselling service.

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws once again under international spotlight

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws will once again be under international scrutiny when they are examined this week (14-15 July 2014) in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in its formal review of Ireland under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (

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