IPPF: How youth volunteers are leading the conversation on HIV with young people in Nepal

Our members International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in their recent piece tell the story of Mala Neupane, who is a volunteer at the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN).

“At first, when they talked to people about family planning, they were not receptive: they felt resistance to using those devices… The CHBCs said to them: ‘young people like us are doing this kind of work, so why are you feeling such hesitation?’ After talking with them, they became ready to use contraceptives.”

Mala Neupane, Photo: IPPF

IPPF was founded in 1952 by 8 national family planning associations at the 3rd International. The charity is now a Federation of 142 Member Associations working in 153 countries, with another 23 Partners working in 18 countries. IPPF commit to lead a locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the under-served.

See the full article on their website.