Opening Doors - Successes From Across the Pacific 2015-2018
Expanding Access to Sexual & Reproductive Health: Successes From Across the Pacific 2015-2018
From 2015 to 2018, the IPPF Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific, in partnership with Member Associations across the Pacific, implemented the Australian Government funded Partnerships for Health and Rights Program. The program aimed to advance the health and wellbeing of communities by improving access to lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services in Pacific Island countries. Through the program, Pacific Member Associations provided quality, rights-based sexual and reproductive health education and services to all, with a particular focus on reaching the most marginalised and underserved individuals, including those in remote communities.
Here, we share some of the stories from the program. These stories provide a glimpse of the realities of delivering sexual and reproductive health services and championing rights, and the challenges our Member Associations have overcome through the program. We offer a way forward to ensure that all people across the Pacific are free to make choices about their health, sexuality and well-being without discrimination.