London Calling! Joining the fight for family planning funding

Renate Baehr Foster

Hectic activity in County Hall, very close to the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster. People from all nations are gathered together in small groups, debating each other with great interest. I am at the “Family Planning 2020” (FP2020) family planning conference. International representatives from governments, organisations and the private sector are meeting to discuss the rights of girls and …

Women Deliver 2016 Postscript – FP Voices

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Listen to our interview about FP Voices here! We are a week after Women Deliver, and still recovering. It was an intense several days in Copenhagen, and I was lucky to meet and talk with some fascinating young leaders and advocates pushing forward gender equality and sexual and reproductive health in sometimes difficult situations. In case you have not already, …

FP2020 – No time to lose, let’s get started!

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

In addition to my recent blog about FP2020, I wanted to share with you a short video message from Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here she encourages partners to examine the data and evidence from their programmes as they consider how best to channel their efforts and accelerate progress toward the FP2020 goal.

FP2020: Securing a better future for women and girls!

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

According to the latest Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) progress report ‘Commitment to Action 2014-2015’, more women and girls than ever before are now voluntarily using modern contraceptives to delay or even avoid a pregnancy in the world’s poorest countries. Measured since the landmark 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, the report details achievements in the global family planning movement. In …

Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Countdown to 2015 highlights ‘unfinished business’ in new 2014 report, ‘Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children’ Countdown to 2015 launches its 2014 Report today, at the Partners’ Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Countdown is a co-sponsor of the Forum, together with PMNCH, A Promise Renewed, and the independent Expert Review …