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In India, about 61% of #postpartum women have an unmet need for family planning. Our EAISI project partnered with the Indian Government to expand access to postpartum #familyplanning by strengthening #IUD services. #WDC2021
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Access to postpartum #FamilyPlanning is crucial for ensuring the health, rights, and well-being of #MomAndBaby. @USAID_MOMENTUM strengthens linkages between maternal health & family planning services to allow individuals to safely space births: https://usaidmomentum.org/world-contraception-day-2021/ #WCD2021

We’re honored to pass the IBP Partnership “drum” to @fhi360 as the new @ibp_network chair! We look forward to collaborating w/ you & the entire network to improve #familyplanning & #SRHR programming and services worldwide. @TraciLBaird @DrONChabikuli @nanditathatte @AddicoG

"I feel strongly that these issues of access, voice & equality that we promote within our programs must also be embedded in our operating structures & I have been really proud that EngenderHealth has been able to stand with @ibp_network during this journey."- @TraciLBaird #SRHR

“We so value the IBP network members for our common commitment to identifying & sharing effective practices, so we can achieve our collective, ambitious & critical goals on sexual & reproductive health,” CEO @TraciLBaird reflects our term as @ibp_network chair #partnersmeeting.

During the @ibp_network Partners Meeting @aguilera_ana91 shared how we use our Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Analysis Framework & Toolkit and GYSI Staff Training Manual to create more #equitable & #inclusive programs. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/qlNc50GflmK

More than half of married women around the world use modern contraception, but rates vary widely by country, with fewer than 15% using a modern method in some low- and middle-income countries. Take a look at the latest data on #FamilyPlanning from @PRBdata 👇🏿 #worldpopdata

We’re #hiring a Human Resources Coordinator to support the HR Dept providing professional, analytical, & technical support to HR-related projects & initiatives. Washington, DC, or remote until return to office. Salary & benefits in job post.

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(1/2) Young people often prefer to go to pharmacies rather than clinics for #FamilyPlanning info and products. But high costs and provider bias at pharmacies can deter young people from getting the care and services they desire.

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September 11, 2013

Futures Group and EngenderHealth Publish New Conceptual Framework Linking Family Planning and Human Rights

The groundswell of enthusiasm for expanding access to voluntary family planning, through FP2020 and other initiatives, provides the environment for tremendous innovation in family planning programming.  The increased attention on family planning has been accompanied by an emphasis on fulfilling the rights of individuals to access family planning. Scaling up access to such services over the next decade will take the combined efforts of governments; donors; and family planning, human rights, and women’s health advocates.

Futures Group and EngenderHealth have combined efforts to launch a new framework to ensure that family planning programs over the next decade reach as many people as possible with life-saving contraception in a way that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights. Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Conceptual Framework presents a practical, holistic approach for realizing human rights in the provision of voluntary, high-quality family planning services.

The framework provides a pathway for voluntary family planning programs to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights as they set out to improve health and achieve ambitious family planning goals. This comprehensive framework brings together human rights laws and principles with family planning quality of care frameworks to assist policymakers, program managers, donors, and civil society with program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. This is the first framework to operationalize rights principles and approaches within family planning programming, strongly linking issues of quality of care with human rights. A team from Futures Group, EngenderHealth, and independent consultants developed the framework, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to explore the fundamentals of voluntary family planning and experiences with coercion in sexual and reproductive health programming.

The framework answers a key question, “How can we ensure public health programs oriented toward increasing family planning access and use respect, protect, and fulfill human rights in how they are designed, implemented, and evaluated?” The framework is presented  in a paper that has just been released, which explains how to incorporate  rights principles and approaches directly into family planning programming—using a logic model linking inputs and activities to outputs and outcomes. The framework illustrates what rights-based family planning programs look like, taking into account the broad context in which programs operate, as well as essential programmatic elements necessary for ensuring human rights at the policy, service, community, and individual levels.

This work is supported by reviews of available evidence and tools that can help operationalize family planning programming. The full findings of these reviews can be found in two accompanying papers: Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Systematic Review of Evidence and Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Systematic Review of Tools.

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