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Review for International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I was invited to join the Board I was happy to do it because I thought that IPPF reached out far and deep and I saw the opportunity to help women in a region that matters to me and to contribute to improve their living conditions and those of their families.
Since joining the Board, I have learned that what I thought about IPPF was real and I have seen it adopt new policies that would improve its performance and enhance the ability of its member organizations to provide services in their countries. It has an extraordinary leadership and its staff is excellent. In the hard economic times in which we live, it has streamlined its resources abut it continues to redouble its efforts to help communities like Haiti when necessary and to respond to the needs of its members. I am very proud and honored to be on the Board.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not made use of the services provided by this organization. I feel lucky to be able to work so that they are available for those who do need them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am an academic and an activist. I do what I can to help IPPF because I believe in its mission. II respect its democratic and bureaucratic structure but I cannot offer ideas to alter how it operations. Its seems to work rather nicely.

Role:  Board Member & I attend Board meetings, I participate in discussions, help with documents and translations when necessary.