Uganda makes a good example, where IPPF member association Reproductive Health Uganda has experienced the influence of SRHR opponents in ministries. They’ve had the Minister refusing to sign off already approved SRH guidelines during their official launch, seen abortion guidelines shelved and efforts to develop a national framework on comprehensive sexuality education attacked. Ugandan MPs who took on the plight of SRHR in the previous legislative period lost their campaign support and did not get re-elected.
In response IPPF and its member associations seek to increase collaboration, to develop a coordinated response. Thereto it is important to work hand in hand with representatives of the LGBTI communities, like ILGA, who are under attack from the same forces. Important lessons are also drawn from recent successes in realizing reproductive freedom for women, like with the 2018 Irish referendum on the right to abortion and the most recent liberalization of abortion in Argentina.