DateAugust 10, 2017
Tracking national health policies and demanding a particular youth focus towards the removal of barriers (age restrictions, parental or marital consent, method restrictions based on parity, and financial) and support for enabling factors (comprehensive sex education, integrated youth friendly information and contraceptive and safe abortion services, free or discounted services, etc.)
Outcome: National health policies tracked in at least 10 countries for targeted advocacy via in-country technical working groups with IYAFP representation to change policy that will reduce barriers to SRHR for at least 500 youth
IYAFP commits to including a section specifically tracking our FP2020 commitments in our public-facing annual report. We commit to working in a meaningful and accountable manner with other stakeholders and partners and setting up a reporting system with the youth with whom we work.
Outcome: 25 young leaders in 9 African countries trained in youth led accountability to hold governments accountable for their promises and FP2020 commitments to lead more targeted and focused projects and campaigns.
DateAugust 10, 2017
Plaider pour l’implication et la prise en compte des jeunes et de leurs besoins dans les plans d’action nationaux budgétisés et autres processus de repositionnement de la PF d’ici Juin 2020 dans les 9 pays de ans l’espace du Partenariat de Ouagadougou.
DateJuly 21, 2017
This document includes summaries of summaries of formal commitments made to Family Planning 2020 on 11 July 2017 at the Family Planning Summit. These commitments reflect pledges by new (or first-time) commitment makers to FP2020 and existing FP2020 commitment makers, who have revitalized previously made pledges, to accelerate progress on rights-based family planning programmes. Specifically, these commitment makers* include:
The government of Iceland also made a commitment to family planning and the sexual and reproductive health and rights sector at the Summit.
In addition, this document includes links to 11 Global Goods, a diverse set of group initiatives that are taking place in the reproductive health sector, involving various combinations of governments, donors, organizations, and multilateral agencies. Each Global Good is of signal importance to the family planning community and was highlighted at the Summit.
The Family Planning Summit was co-hosted by the UK Government, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in close partnership with the Family Planning 2020 Secretariat (FP2020). In parallel with the Summit in London, more than 3,000 people gathered at 34 satellite events across Afghanistan, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Thailand, and Uganda, demonstrating growing country leadership and support for family planning (see photos from satellite events here.)
Financial commitments announced at the Summit are expected to total at least $2.5billion USD (£1.9billion GBP) by 2020. The majority of the funding – $1.5billion USD (£1.16billion GBP) – has been committed by countries in Asia and Africa. Many of FP2020’s 38 partner countries made renewed commitments to accelerate family planning progress, and four new countries are joining the FP2020 partnership.
This document includes a list of summaries of commitments by commitment-type in alphabetical order.
FP2020 contributes to the goals of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and a commitment to FP2020 is in support of the Every Woman Every Child movement.
*A subset of commitment makers listed on this site are currently in the process of ensuring their commitment is formally counted as an FP2020/EWEC commitment.
DateJuly 12, 2017
2017 Update: Read the commitment here.
2013:Guinea commits to appropriating $743,493 annually from 2014 to 2018 for the purchase of contraceptives, constituting 50 percent of the cost of contraceptive products. The government also pledges to strengthen transparency and eligibility mechanisms as well as search for other types of resources of family planning.
DateJuly 12, 2017
2017 Update: Read the commitment here.
2013:The Government of Guinea commits to finalizing and disseminating the national plan for accelerating progress on family planning by Dec. 31, 2013. It also commits to strengthening institutional instruments to establish policies and structures that effectively accelerate progress on family planning. The government commits to elaborating and disseminating legislation on reproductive health. In particular, Guinea commits to institutionalizing the National Campaign for Family Planning Services and elevating the institutional standing of family planning by creating a Family Planning Division within the National Directorate for Family Health and Nutrition. The government also pledges to enforce by 2018 the legal marriage age of 18 years old in accordance with the Children’s Code.
DateJuly 11, 2017
Adolescent girls and women are among the most underserved populations globally, and lack of access to family planning and nutrition services. Using existing platforms in new ways to reach this vulnerable group is one key opportunity to address this gap.
Nutrition International and UNFPA will increase the impact of nutrition and family planning interventions for women and adolescent girls by: improving service access; achieving program efficiencies; and harnessing the mutually reinforcing nature of sexual and reproductive health and nutrition programming.
Nutrition International’s investment of up to $2 million (CAD) in UNFPA, made through the Government of Canada funded Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation (N-LIFT) program, will:
DateJuly 11, 2017
NST, a Philippines-based apparel supplier for global brands such as Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, and J. Crew, together with its subsidiaries, Hamlin and Reliance Producers Cooperative, commits to reach 6,000 employees, 4,500 of whom are women, with family planning information and services in order to increase the use of modern family planning methods from 54 percent to 70 percent among male and female employees by 2018. NST will also seek to reach 90 percent of pregnant and lactating mothers with post-partum family planning counseling sessions. And finally, NTS will train nurses, human resources staff, and peer health educators on family planning methods and counseling in order to connect employees directly with services
By the end of the 2018, NST Global Corporation seeks to achieve the following workplace family planning program objectives for the company’s two subsidiaries in the Philippines, Hamlin Industrial Corporation and Reliance Apparel Fashion and Manufacturing Corporation:
A total of 6,000 workers are employed in the two manufacturing facilities in the Philippines; 75% (or 4,500) of these are women of reproductive age. Of the two companies, Hamlin was the first company to introduce modern family planning under the UNFPA’s Business Action for Family Planning (BAFP) project in 2015. Early this year (2017), NST started its family planning program at Reliance.
Hamlin Industrial Corporation has been in the manufacturing/exporting business for over 20 years, with current manpower of around 2,300, 76% female. In line with NST’s corporate statement, “committed to the improvement of the quality of life of our employees and the community”, the company is responding to the call to action to address the significant challenge in family planning today. Hamlin is implementing a workplace family planning program that includes awareness raising, access to commodities and service provision.
As part of capacity building, Hamlin partners with UNFPA, ECOP and Friendly Care to provide FP training for nurses, HR Staff and Peer Health Educators on Family Planning Modern Methods, Social Marketing and FP Counselling. The trained nurses conduct family planning lectures quarterly to raise the awareness of the workers on the different modern family planning methods. Two of the 12 trained nurses are trained FP trainers under the Business Action for Family Planning (BAFP) project and will be mentoring other nurses from BAFP Phase 2 partner companies during on site FP training. The trained nurses will also provide technical assistance to Reliance Apparel during their launching of FP program and FP activities and training sessions. Hamlin also incorporates FP learning session during Mother’s Class to prepare women to plan about FP even before giving birth.
As part of BAFP Phase 1 partner companies, Hamlin had been regularly conducting on-site FP counselling and services to their employees. To date, there are 123 women who received implants for free and 308 new users of modern methods.
DateJuly 11, 2017
2017 Update: In support of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Bayer commits to expand its successful youth-centric health programs under the umbrella of the World Contraception Day (WCD) and the associated “It’s Your Life – It’s Your Future” campaign. This is why Bayer supports the initiative “120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders” of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Gates Institute and partner organizations will engage the entire family planning community in nominating young people for 120 Under 40. The call for nominations will be shared worldwide, targeted toward family planning advocates, faith leaders, academia; staff of various foundations and local, national and international organizations, journalists, as well as political, religious and civil society leaders. The initiative focusses on the “positive disruptions” made by young leaders in family planning—in-country and internationally—to enable others to build on their success. With the goal to increase media coverage of young leaders’ achievements in policy agenda setting, resource mobilization and program work, we intend to enhance the visibility of family planning as a core contributor to the global development agenda.
2012: Bayer HealthCare (www.bayerhealthcare.com/) commits to supporting World Contraception Day by providing more than $8.4 million in financial and in-kind support per year over the next five years. The “It’s Your Life – It’s Your Future” campaign’s activities culminate every year on September 26 with a wide range of events, press conferences and concerts in about 70 countries all over the world with the mission to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods to enable young people—regardless of whether they are male or female, married or unmarried and sexually active or not—to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
Bayer also pledges to increasing contraceptive awareness and knowledge about sexual and reproductive health amongst adolescents and youth worldwide through the provision of medically accurate and unbiased sexuality education via national, regional, and global programs. In addition, Bayer commits to improving—in collaboration with other civil society organizations, NGOs, advocacy groups, and governments—the sexual and reproductive health of young people with the goal of ensuring that every pregnancy is wanted.
DateJuly 11, 2017
2017 Update: The French strategy on population, sexual and reproductive health and rights sets out an ambitious agenda for transformative action. We are committed to: Improving normative frameworks through global advocacy; Increasing access to modern methods of contraception, and facilitating young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services and reducing harmful practices. In order to achieve these goals, we will continue our multilateral funding and : maintain our French Muskoka Fund for reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health in 2018 (10 M EUR). It is a great example of inter-UN agency cooperation and its positive effects in the region have contributed to the improvement of maternal, child and adolescent health in the 8 beneficiary countries; strengthen existing partnerships between the French Development Agency and other donors in West and Central Africa (DEMSAN project, 10M EUR/4 years), and continue donor coordination through the Ouagadougou Partnership; finance the 3rd season of C’est la Vie (3 M EUR); explore further funding opportunities in order to assist partner countries with their demographic transitions, for example Niger, where the AFD is considering developing a country programme.
2012: In 2011, France pledged to spend an additional €100 million on family planning within the context of reproductive health through to 2015, in nine countries in francophone Africa.
DateJuly 11, 2017
As part of Canada’s strong commitment to women’s and girls’ empowerment, gender equality and a feminist international agenda, Canada is taking a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. Canada’s CAD 241.5 million commitment will fund initiatives from 2017 to 2022 that include support for programs that provide comprehensive sexuality education, strengthen reproductive health services, and invest in family planning and contraceptives. Canada will also support initiatives that prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence and child early and forced marriage, support the right to choose safe and legal abortion, and increase access to post-abortion care. Canada will focus in particular on addressing the rights and unique needs of adolescents and women and girls in humanitarian and fragile contexts with 65% of this commitment being directed to sub-Saharan Africa. By investing in demand-side interventions, Canada will empower women and adolescents to know the rights, services and information that they are entitled to as well as improve their access. Of Canada’s $241.5 million commitment, $166.5M will go towards initiatives focused on advancing adolescent SRHR. Canada is also committed to addressing the global data gap in adolescent SRHR, which is key for advancing gender equality and building a robust evidence-based for policies and programming. We are proud to be a signatory to the Global Adolescent Data Statement. We will join forces with others and pursue partnerships that engage the voice and participation of women and girls in our interventions, to leverage resources, fund an appropriate mix of contraceptive services, build momentum, ensure accountability, and set us on the path to achieving the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals.