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Indonesia Passes Long Awaited Bill Towards Eliminating Sexual Violence

12 April 2022: Indonesia has passed the sexual violence bill into law a decade after it was first proposed. The final draft of the law criminalises physical sexual abuse, both in marriage and outside, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, including child marriage, and circulating non-consensual sexual content, amongst others. It also stipulates that a court must compel convicted abusers to pay restitution and authorities to provide counselling to victims.

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IPPF ESEAOR's new Regional Director, Tomoko Fukuda
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| 14 June 2019

IPPF ESEAOR WELCOMES TOMOKO FUKUDA AS ITS NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR

The International Planned Parenthood Federation - East, South East Asia and Oceania Region - (IPPF ESEAOR) announces the arrival of Tomoko Fukuda as its new Regional Director beginning 1st of June 2019. Ms. Fukuda is the first IPPF Regional Director from Japan. With her joining ESEAOR, she brings to IPPF her extensive network experience including past stints as General Secretary of the Japan CSO Network on Global Health; Local Coordinator of the G20 Gender Working Group; Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) on SRHR; and as an Advisory Group Member of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for Universal Health Coverage - UHC2030. Ms. Fukuda was the Advocacy Manager of the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) up until May 2019. After joining the organization in 1995, initially she was in charge of development assistance projects in countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Timor-Leste. Globally, she focused on technical transfer on health promotion and behavior change communication related to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). During her role as Advocacy Manager, she was a part of global advocacy efforts on UHC, as well as advocacy for SRHR surrounding the G7 and G20. Ms. Fukuda said, “In a rapidly changing society, the role sought by Member Associations is changing. We want to support each Member Association to provide appropriate, timely and affordable information and services and contribute to the achievement of UHC. As IPPF, we will vigorously raise the voice for the realization of sexual reproductive rights for all people.” Tomoko Fukuda was born in Tokyo, Japan. She spent her childhood years in the Philippines together with her parents. She graduated from International Christian University, College of Liberal Arts. IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of SRHR for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals in more than 170 countries. IPPF works towards a world where women, men, and young people everywhere are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being without discrimination – free to decide when to have children, free to pursue healthy sexual lives, and to live without the fear of having unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. A world where gender or sexuality are no longer a source of inequality or stigma.  IPPF ESEAOR is supporting 22 Member Associations and three (3) Collaborating Partners in a total of twenty-five countries.

IPPF ESEAOR's new Regional Director, Tomoko Fukuda
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| 14 June 2019

IPPF ESEAOR WELCOMES TOMOKO FUKUDA AS ITS NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR

The International Planned Parenthood Federation - East, South East Asia and Oceania Region - (IPPF ESEAOR) announces the arrival of Tomoko Fukuda as its new Regional Director beginning 1st of June 2019. Ms. Fukuda is the first IPPF Regional Director from Japan. With her joining ESEAOR, she brings to IPPF her extensive network experience including past stints as General Secretary of the Japan CSO Network on Global Health; Local Coordinator of the G20 Gender Working Group; Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) on SRHR; and as an Advisory Group Member of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for Universal Health Coverage - UHC2030. Ms. Fukuda was the Advocacy Manager of the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) up until May 2019. After joining the organization in 1995, initially she was in charge of development assistance projects in countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Timor-Leste. Globally, she focused on technical transfer on health promotion and behavior change communication related to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). During her role as Advocacy Manager, she was a part of global advocacy efforts on UHC, as well as advocacy for SRHR surrounding the G7 and G20. Ms. Fukuda said, “In a rapidly changing society, the role sought by Member Associations is changing. We want to support each Member Association to provide appropriate, timely and affordable information and services and contribute to the achievement of UHC. As IPPF, we will vigorously raise the voice for the realization of sexual reproductive rights for all people.” Tomoko Fukuda was born in Tokyo, Japan. She spent her childhood years in the Philippines together with her parents. She graduated from International Christian University, College of Liberal Arts. IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of SRHR for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals in more than 170 countries. IPPF works towards a world where women, men, and young people everywhere are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being without discrimination – free to decide when to have children, free to pursue healthy sexual lives, and to live without the fear of having unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. A world where gender or sexuality are no longer a source of inequality or stigma.  IPPF ESEAOR is supporting 22 Member Associations and three (3) Collaborating Partners in a total of twenty-five countries.

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| 23 April 2019

The introduction of Brunei’s new law – stoning as a death sentence – is a gross violation of international human rights

The International Planned Parenthood Federation along with its 134 Member Associations all over the globe, call on the government of Brunei to immediately stop the implementation of the Islamic Penal Code which severely punishes consensual same-sex acts, pregnancy out of wedlock, access to abortion and adultery.  IPPF believes that such Penal Code is in direct violation of fundamental freedom and international human rights instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  IPPF, as a human rights defender, strongly oppose any violation of fundamental human rights. As rightly said by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the new penal code would “mark a serious setback for human rights protections for the people of Brunei if implemented”.  Further, such laws disproportionately discriminate against the most marginalized in our society, the women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, increasing the risk of further inequality, stigma and violence towards these groups.  We urge the government of Brunei to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women and girls, and LGBTI communities - to be equal in rights and before the law – ensuring the rights to privacy, freedom of expression and free from violence and harassment are upheld. IPPF and its Member Associations will continue to fight for change to ensure all people can live free from sexual and reproductive coercion, and all forms of gender-based violence. IPPF through its member associations shall remain vigilant to oppose such harmful and regressive laws all over the world. 

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| 18 April 2019

The introduction of Brunei’s new law – stoning as a death sentence – is a gross violation of international human rights

The International Planned Parenthood Federation along with its 134 Member Associations all over the globe, call on the government of Brunei to immediately stop the implementation of the Islamic Penal Code which severely punishes consensual same-sex acts, pregnancy out of wedlock, access to abortion and adultery.  IPPF believes that such Penal Code is in direct violation of fundamental freedom and international human rights instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  IPPF, as a human rights defender, strongly oppose any violation of fundamental human rights. As rightly said by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the new penal code would “mark a serious setback for human rights protections for the people of Brunei if implemented”.  Further, such laws disproportionately discriminate against the most marginalized in our society, the women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, increasing the risk of further inequality, stigma and violence towards these groups.  We urge the government of Brunei to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women and girls, and LGBTI communities - to be equal in rights and before the law – ensuring the rights to privacy, freedom of expression and free from violence and harassment are upheld. IPPF and its Member Associations will continue to fight for change to ensure all people can live free from sexual and reproductive coercion, and all forms of gender-based violence. IPPF through its member associations shall remain vigilant to oppose such harmful and regressive laws all over the world. 

IPPF ESEAOR's new Regional Director, Tomoko Fukuda
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| 14 June 2019

IPPF ESEAOR WELCOMES TOMOKO FUKUDA AS ITS NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR

The International Planned Parenthood Federation - East, South East Asia and Oceania Region - (IPPF ESEAOR) announces the arrival of Tomoko Fukuda as its new Regional Director beginning 1st of June 2019. Ms. Fukuda is the first IPPF Regional Director from Japan. With her joining ESEAOR, she brings to IPPF her extensive network experience including past stints as General Secretary of the Japan CSO Network on Global Health; Local Coordinator of the G20 Gender Working Group; Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) on SRHR; and as an Advisory Group Member of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for Universal Health Coverage - UHC2030. Ms. Fukuda was the Advocacy Manager of the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) up until May 2019. After joining the organization in 1995, initially she was in charge of development assistance projects in countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Timor-Leste. Globally, she focused on technical transfer on health promotion and behavior change communication related to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). During her role as Advocacy Manager, she was a part of global advocacy efforts on UHC, as well as advocacy for SRHR surrounding the G7 and G20. Ms. Fukuda said, “In a rapidly changing society, the role sought by Member Associations is changing. We want to support each Member Association to provide appropriate, timely and affordable information and services and contribute to the achievement of UHC. As IPPF, we will vigorously raise the voice for the realization of sexual reproductive rights for all people.” Tomoko Fukuda was born in Tokyo, Japan. She spent her childhood years in the Philippines together with her parents. She graduated from International Christian University, College of Liberal Arts. IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of SRHR for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals in more than 170 countries. IPPF works towards a world where women, men, and young people everywhere are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being without discrimination – free to decide when to have children, free to pursue healthy sexual lives, and to live without the fear of having unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. A world where gender or sexuality are no longer a source of inequality or stigma.  IPPF ESEAOR is supporting 22 Member Associations and three (3) Collaborating Partners in a total of twenty-five countries.

IPPF ESEAOR's new Regional Director, Tomoko Fukuda
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| 14 June 2019

IPPF ESEAOR WELCOMES TOMOKO FUKUDA AS ITS NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR

The International Planned Parenthood Federation - East, South East Asia and Oceania Region - (IPPF ESEAOR) announces the arrival of Tomoko Fukuda as its new Regional Director beginning 1st of June 2019. Ms. Fukuda is the first IPPF Regional Director from Japan. With her joining ESEAOR, she brings to IPPF her extensive network experience including past stints as General Secretary of the Japan CSO Network on Global Health; Local Coordinator of the G20 Gender Working Group; Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) on SRHR; and as an Advisory Group Member of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for Universal Health Coverage - UHC2030. Ms. Fukuda was the Advocacy Manager of the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) up until May 2019. After joining the organization in 1995, initially she was in charge of development assistance projects in countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Timor-Leste. Globally, she focused on technical transfer on health promotion and behavior change communication related to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). During her role as Advocacy Manager, she was a part of global advocacy efforts on UHC, as well as advocacy for SRHR surrounding the G7 and G20. Ms. Fukuda said, “In a rapidly changing society, the role sought by Member Associations is changing. We want to support each Member Association to provide appropriate, timely and affordable information and services and contribute to the achievement of UHC. As IPPF, we will vigorously raise the voice for the realization of sexual reproductive rights for all people.” Tomoko Fukuda was born in Tokyo, Japan. She spent her childhood years in the Philippines together with her parents. She graduated from International Christian University, College of Liberal Arts. IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of SRHR for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals in more than 170 countries. IPPF works towards a world where women, men, and young people everywhere are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being without discrimination – free to decide when to have children, free to pursue healthy sexual lives, and to live without the fear of having unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. A world where gender or sexuality are no longer a source of inequality or stigma.  IPPF ESEAOR is supporting 22 Member Associations and three (3) Collaborating Partners in a total of twenty-five countries.

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| 23 April 2019

The introduction of Brunei’s new law – stoning as a death sentence – is a gross violation of international human rights

The International Planned Parenthood Federation along with its 134 Member Associations all over the globe, call on the government of Brunei to immediately stop the implementation of the Islamic Penal Code which severely punishes consensual same-sex acts, pregnancy out of wedlock, access to abortion and adultery.  IPPF believes that such Penal Code is in direct violation of fundamental freedom and international human rights instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  IPPF, as a human rights defender, strongly oppose any violation of fundamental human rights. As rightly said by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the new penal code would “mark a serious setback for human rights protections for the people of Brunei if implemented”.  Further, such laws disproportionately discriminate against the most marginalized in our society, the women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, increasing the risk of further inequality, stigma and violence towards these groups.  We urge the government of Brunei to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women and girls, and LGBTI communities - to be equal in rights and before the law – ensuring the rights to privacy, freedom of expression and free from violence and harassment are upheld. IPPF and its Member Associations will continue to fight for change to ensure all people can live free from sexual and reproductive coercion, and all forms of gender-based violence. IPPF through its member associations shall remain vigilant to oppose such harmful and regressive laws all over the world. 

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| 18 April 2019

The introduction of Brunei’s new law – stoning as a death sentence – is a gross violation of international human rights

The International Planned Parenthood Federation along with its 134 Member Associations all over the globe, call on the government of Brunei to immediately stop the implementation of the Islamic Penal Code which severely punishes consensual same-sex acts, pregnancy out of wedlock, access to abortion and adultery.  IPPF believes that such Penal Code is in direct violation of fundamental freedom and international human rights instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  IPPF, as a human rights defender, strongly oppose any violation of fundamental human rights. As rightly said by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the new penal code would “mark a serious setback for human rights protections for the people of Brunei if implemented”.  Further, such laws disproportionately discriminate against the most marginalized in our society, the women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, increasing the risk of further inequality, stigma and violence towards these groups.  We urge the government of Brunei to protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women and girls, and LGBTI communities - to be equal in rights and before the law – ensuring the rights to privacy, freedom of expression and free from violence and harassment are upheld. IPPF and its Member Associations will continue to fight for change to ensure all people can live free from sexual and reproductive coercion, and all forms of gender-based violence. IPPF through its member associations shall remain vigilant to oppose such harmful and regressive laws all over the world.