Family Planning

There’s More Than One Way to Measure FP2020 Progress

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)—a global partnership launched in 2012 to provide 120 more million women and girls access to family planning by 2020–released their 2013-2014 progress report this week. In the video above, Melinda Gates, whose foundation is one of … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Heard of the Cycle of Poverty? Here’s How to Break It.

Everyone’s heard about the “cycle of poverty.” But what about the cycle of prosperity? In this new video, Melinda Gates explains how providing women and girls with access to contraception can help them create more prosperous futures for themselves, their … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Day 4 Recap: Don’t Just Mind the Gap, Bridge It

Pop quiz: How is it that Country X, who receives tens of millions of dollars of donor assistance on family planning, as well as makes a progressive and meaningful commitment to a global initiative such as Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading