Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Opportunity Fund Awards More Than $100,000 to Expand Family Planning Advocacy in West Africa

“Smart, strategic advocacy to country governments is a critical piece of increasing their commitment to family planning and helping to expand access for women worldwide. Advocacy work is often underfunded, but we can’t afford to miss these opportunities.” – PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers

PAI and Advance Family Planning (AFP) are bolstering family planning advocacy efforts in francophone West Africa, awarding more than $100,000 to civil society groups in three countries.

The awards will help civil society groups in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania to work with local and national governments to create or increase budget lines for contraceptives. In Mauritania, the funding will also support an effort to create a national reproductive health law.

The three countries are important because they have a high demand for contraceptives and governments who have made strong commitments to FP2020, but not backed up those commitments with funding. Advocacy is needed to ensure these words are turned into action.

The funding is being given as part of the Opportunity Fund, a flexible source of funding for high-impact family planning advocacy aimed at helping countries achieve their Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) and Ouagadougou Partnership commitments. The fund is managed by PAI for AFP.

To learn more about the awards, read our press release.

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