Commitment to Action

Voices for Health: Supporting Family Planning Advocacy

Commitment by

Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, Inc.

In 2016, Planned Parenthood Global committed to pilot the development of multi-stakeholder coalitions in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda and Nicaragua, advocating for national policies, guidelines, and regulations that will improve and expand sexual and reproductive health services. More than 200 million women around the world have an unmet need for contraception, contributing to high rates of unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortions, maternal death, and teen pregnancy. Far too often international human rights agreements aimed at empowering women and girls and prioritizing quality, accessible reproductive health care do not translate into concrete policies at the country level. Through these new coalitions, Planned Parenthood Global will work with diverse stakeholders in target countries to develop media and advocacy campaigns tailored to local contexts, challenges, and opportunities to affect lasting change through public policy and social mobilization.

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Commitment

Voices for Health: Supporting Family Planning Advocacy

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$20,000,000

Region

Africa, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BURKINA FASO, NICARAGUA, SENEGAL, UGANDA

Commitment by

Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

L'Association des jeunes avocats du Sénégal (AJAS), SOS Jeunesse et Défis (SOS/JD), Partners in Community Transformation (PICOT), Le Réseau Africain Jeunesse Santé et Développement au Burkina Faso (RAJS/BF), Association des Juristes Sénégalaises (AJS)