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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 (

Release of UK Abortion Statistics for 2013

Figures published by the UK Department of Health on the number of women in Ireland who accessed UK abortion services last year are a modern indictment of the State’s treatment of women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies.

Launch of global rights campaign ‘I Decide’ in Ireland

A new global campaign launched in Ireland by the IFPA is calling on world leaders to support women's and girls’ basic sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Opening of First Specialist Service for Treatment of FGM

Girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) can now access free specialised care in the IFPA's Dublin city centre clinic.

IFPA Certificate in Contraception Theory

The IFPA's next Certificate in Contraception Theory takes place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014 in Dublin city centre and is this year tailored to the specific needs of nurses.

Human Rights and Abortion Law Reform in Ireland

Last December, the IFPA held a legal seminar entitled 'Human Rights and Abortion Law Reform in Ireland' in Dublin.

Barrister and former IFPA Chairperson Catherine Forde presided over a panel of national and international experts that included:

The IFPA Newsletter is Back!

The IFPA's quarterly e-newsletter, detailing events, news and developments related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), is back!

IFPA Pearl of Wisdom Campaign 2014

Women can stop cervical cancer before it starts by availing of free smear tests.

IFPA Publishes Annual Report

An increased number of STI screenings highlights the need for improved national services, according to the IFPA's most recent annual report.

UNFPA report cover Adolescent pregnancy traps girls in a lifetime of poverty, exclusion and powerlessness, says new UNFPA report

Adolescent pregnancy traps girls in a lifetime of poverty, exclusion and powerlessness and must be addressed. That’s according to the 2013 State of World Population Report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), published on 30th October 2013.

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