UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. IFPD is an accredited partner to UNFPA in Switzerland since 1999.
EuroNGOs is a European network of non-governmental organizations dedicated to promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. EuroNGOs engages in key debates shaping development cooperation and other global policies at the European and international level. IFPD is a member of the EuroNGOs network since 2001. Christine Magistretti, IFPD's Chair of the Board, was a member of the EuroNGOs Steering Committee for two years.
The Hoffmann Foundation was created in 2000 by André and Rosalie Hoffmann to support projects in Switzerland and abroad concerning sustainable development, international governance, education and culture. The Hoffmann Foundation began its collaboration with IFPD in 2010, and is actively involved in the development and financing of the Khushali project in Delhi. The Hoffmann Foundation also supports IFPD on the level of core funding.
Agragami India is IFPD's partner organisation in India for the replication of the WIN project in Delhi. Agragami is an autonomous Indian voluntary, non-profit organization formed in 2001. It believes that sustainable social change is brought about by the empowerment of individuals, families and communities. Agragami’s programs develop in beneficiaries the skills and motivation to work towards change. Programs focus on groups and communities that are underprivileged. Agragami sees youth as key players in effecting social change.
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 550 civil society organisations from over 70 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. They share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all. IFPD is a member of Girls Not Brides since 2013.
Business and Professional Women Nepal (BPWN) is a non-profit social NGO of working women from different professions and businesses, which was founded in 1972. BPWN’s mission is to empower women/youth through launching various socio-economic activities, working as an advocacy group on gender equality and equity, human rights of women (socio-economic and cultural rights), good governance, and awareness on health, hygiene, water and sanitation. Through its job oriented trainings, it offers women and youth an opportunity to develop their professional, social and intellectual skills, and increase their value as a workforce. BPWN also works towards creating institutional linkages between organizations concerned with women/youth development.
Voice of Children (VOC) is a non-governmental organization, established in 2000, working and advocating for street and sexually abused children in Nepal. It focuses on the social reintegration of children living/working in the street by improving their life skills and offering them a stimulating and protective environment. VOC also aims to protect children from any form of sexual abuse by raising awareness and offering legal, social and psychological support to abused children & their families.
Artie’s is a musical adventure that first originated in India. Today, Artie’s is a family and an international gathering of renowned classical musicians who are committed to creating unique concerts, favoring a close proximity with the audience. Artie's has already performed several times for the beneficiaries of the IFPD projects in Mumbai and Kathmandu, and has also participated in a fundraising concert in Kathmandu to support the projects. Artie's and IFPD plan to further develop their collaboration for the benefit of disadvantaged communities.
EHLsmile is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 by a group of EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) students. Its mission is to create and support vocational training centers in hospitality professions for underprivileged youth in developing countries, and to encourage the growth of socially responsible tourism. Students participating in EHLsmile support hospitality-based vocational training projects mainly through raising funds (organization of events at EHL), providing educational material (teaching programs, course contents), training local trainers, evaluating the local tourism potential, and ensuring quality control audits targeted at the sustainability of projects.
EHLsmile is IFPD's technical and financial partner for the creation and management of the hospitality training center established in Bodhgaya.
Five years ago, Jenny Collinet and Delphine Crech’riou, fashion enthusiasts, gave life to this cool, bohemian, casual and elegant brand. Driven by the success of the multi-link cuffs, the founders now offer a complete wardrobe, thanks to AMENAPIH, which offers pieces and accessories that keep the nomadic DNA of the brand whilst giving it an urban twist. Hipanema is a company that was created by two women on March 8th 2012 (International Women’s Day). Its associative commitment has been important since the beginning as it supports several causes and takes action to defend women's rights.
Viva Rio came to life as an answer to a wave of violence in 1993. Over these 24 years they have changed significantly, diversified the activities and developed from a movement to a social enterprise, always with the construction of peace as one of their pillars.
Viva Rio is the work of many hands and it builds strength from diversity. The teams are headed by women and men from different backgrounds, united for social change, rights guaranty and race and gender equality.
They seek to open opportunities and provide basic tools so that people in poor places can have options to achieve financial independence and a better quality of life. Viva Rio offers courses, work techniques training and sports classes as first steps for youth to achieve their freedom.