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Safe abortion is essential healthcare. That's it. That's the tweet.

#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare #28Sept

On #InternationalSafeAbortionDay, we reaffirm that #abortionishealthcare. In Côte d'Ivoire we amplified the voices of women & girls to advocate for reproductive health & rights, including the right to #safeabortion.
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📣Safe abortion is essential healthcare 📣

Texas' new abortion restrictions may increase the state's maternal mortality rate up to 15% overall & up to 33% for Black women.

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#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare

We're proud to work with #familyplanning ambassadors like Theresia Mgulu as well as @USAIDTanzania and @EGPAF to help increase access to high-quality, integrated health services for women in #Tanzania. #WCD2021

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

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August 6, 2014

Users’ Guide for Framework on Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights

The international reproductive health community’s focus on human rights and family planning continues with the need to operationalize rights in family planning programs. Healthy dialogue about integrating human rights into such programming must continue if the rights and dignity of individuals are to be at the center of family planning work. The Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Conceptual Framework, published in 2013, and also most recently published in Studies in Family Planning, provides a pathway for designing, implementing and monitoring voluntary family planning programs that respect, protect, and fulfill human rights as they set out to improve health and achieve ambitious FP2020 goals. The Framework has taken long-standing family planning concepts, such as quality of care and voluntarism, and linked them with human rights principles, such as accountability and nondiscrimination.

Since its launch in August 2013, the Framework has been reviewed by more than 200 global and country stakeholders. It has been well-received in a variety of settings, including in consultations in the United States, at a technical consultation at the World Health Organization, and most recently during country consultations in India and Kenya. During these consultations, stakeholders consistently advocated for a tool to help guide the application of the framework in practice.

Taking the Framework one step further—from theory to practice—Futures Group and EngenderHealth, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have developed a practical Users’ Guide to accompany the conceptual framework. This Guide was designed to:

  • Help facilitators orient stakeholders on the voluntary, rights-based family planning conceptual framework
  • Assist them with its application during assessments and action planning related to strengthening human rights in family planning programs
  • Use it to monitor, evaluate, and hold programs accountable

While the Users’ Guide was heavily influenced by country consultations in Kenya and India, it is a beta version, as not all of its modules have been field-tested for usability or impact. The authors welcome feedback regarding the use and implementation of the Users’ Guide.  

Visit Champions4Choice to join the conversation about contraceptive choice and rights, and read more about The Road to Implementation: A User’s Guide to Applying a Rights-Based Approach to Family Planning Programs.

Also new: Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect and Fulfill Human Rights: A Conceptual Framework is now available in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and Hindi.

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