Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 349

IPPF Syrian Representative available for Interview at the World Health

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 Maggio 2016

siriaSummit Tuesday 24 May. In Syria, an estimated 46,500 women will suffer gender based violence, including rape, as a result of the ongoing conflict. More than 75% of Syrian refugees who fled are women and children.Women and girls are disproportionately influenced by humanitarian crises exposed to early marriage, trafficking, rape, forced pregnancies, unattended service delivery during complicated pregnancies and delivery. Women and girls are 14 times more likely to die in disaster settings than men.Dr Lama Moukea is the Executive Director of the Syrian Family Planning Association, created in 1974 and is one of the leading SRH Organisations in the country, in particular reaching the poor and the vulnerable. SFPA is part of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Today, more than half of the Syrian population is in need of humanitarian assistance but only 43% of the hospitals are functional.
Everyday about 1,500 women give birth in very difficult conditions because the healthcare system is collapsing.There is a major shortage of contraceptive services and supplies. Many women are facing unwanted, unplanned pregnancies. Gender based violence has increased dramatically.The clinics have been offering reproductive health services with medical, social, psychological and legal assistance to GBV victims They have service delivery points increased from 24 to 94 across the country and we provided over 1 million services in 2015.We are developing new Static clinics all over Syrian governorates to provide comprehensive services that empower women by providing Reproductive health services, psychosocial trauma and legal support.In all of the clinics created ‘women safe spaces’ have been created which provides vocational and income generation activities.


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