Updates from IPPF: IMAP Statement on CSE for Adolescents in Protracted Settings & Breaking the Silence on Infertility Webinar on 27 January 2022

Nihal Said

Dear IBP Members,

Happy new year, we are pleased to share with you some recent updates from IPPF:

The IMAP statement summarizes available evidence on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive (ASRH) and the specific needs of Adolescents living in protracted humanitarian settings. It is intended to inform IPPF Member Associations and other organizations as they design and implement strategies, programmes, and advocacy for ASRH and CSE in protracted humanitarian emergencies. The statement is also intended to serve as an advocacy tool for the wider humanitarian community to coordinate and mobilize resources for ASRH in humanitarian settings.


This statement is complemented by a technical brief providing more information, including case studies and best practices, to guide IPPF Member Associations and partners in the provision of CSE, specifically when operating in protracted humanitarian crisis environments. The IMAP statement and technical brief were informed from focused engagement of adolescents and youth led by the MAs in Palestine, Indonesia, Kiribati and Philippines and a wider consultation of key humanitarian actors and partners. Both documents build on existing resources including IPPF (2021) Comprehensive Sexuality Education for 10-14 year olds Activity Guide, IPPF (2019) Youth in Humanitarian Action: How we work with young people in humanitarian settings and,   Everyone’s Right to Know: delivery comprehensive sexuality education for all young people. We appreciate your support in disseminating these resources widely amongst colleagues and partners in protracted humanitarian settings, those engaged in the humanitarian-development nexus and the New Way of Working (NWOW) approach.


Both the IMAP statement and the technical brief are published in English, French, Arabic and Spanish


  • Breaking the Silence on Infertility Webinar on 27 January 2022:

We are pleased to share with you the invitation to our upcoming Webinar on Breaking the Silence on Infertility that is hosted jointly by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Share-Net International. This event is an opportunity to discuss the burden and stigma associated with infertility, and share people’s personal experience of how infertility impacts their lives. The webinar will present the outcomes of a collaborative infertility awareness project, supported by Share-Net International, and implemented by many organisations including IPPF and RedOrange. The webinar will also be an opportunity to launch the short videos of human stories from Burundi, Bangladesh and Jordan. Another project outcome, a Policy Brief for advocacy on infertility, will also be presented. In addition, WHO HRP and country representatives from Burundi, Colombia and Jordan will join and share their experiences and work on infertility.


Date and Time: January 27th 2022, 1.30pm CET.
Registration: To register for the event, 
CLICK HERE and fill-out the registration form by January 26th 2022.


Please find attached the webinar calendar invite and please register to receive the event zoom in due course. The main language of the webinar will be English and we will provide French translation and TBC Spanish. We will also have graphic illustration of the event to be presented at the end.


Looking forward to you joining us on this important discussion.



Many Thanks,




Nihal Said | Senior Technical Advisor, Research and Partnerships 

International Planned Parenthood Federation  |  Central Office

4 Newhams Row  |  London  |  SE1 3UZ  |  United Kingdom

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