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Date: 02/24/2017
Source: 120 Under 40
Type: Updates
120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide. Meet the 120 Under 40 Winners!
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: Jillian Gedeon, Co-Executive Director, IYAFP & Emily Sullivan, Youth Engagement Manager, FP2020
Type: Updates
Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, 27, of Bangalore, India, summed it up: “Sexual and reproductive health rights are human rights. It is that simple, inalienable, and non-negotiable. Access to contraceptives speaks to the expansion of this right for young women and girls… In order for us to promise that these services are available to every single woman, the investment in youth needs to continue and...
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
A ceremony in late January, 2017 marked the launch of Senegal’s brand-new Costed Implementation Plan (CIP)—including a new target to increase modern contraceptive use by in-union women to 45% by 2020. This ambitious goal builds upon commendable progress made since the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012: Since then, use of modern contraceptives by Senegalese women has rapidly increased.  ...
Date: 02/16/2017
Source: FP2020 Executive Director Beth Schlachter
Type: Updates
Less than three months into 2017, political transitions at the global and country levels signal changes to the international development framework that will, at best, prove challenging to the global health community, including family planning, and sexual and reproductive health and rights writ large.  The U.S. government’s recent reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy (also known as the Global...
Date: 01/19/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: Updates
A brutal attack by Boko Haram forced Zainab Abubakar, 28, and her six children to flee their home in northern Nigeria. “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ngala,” Ms. Abubakar told UNFPA from the Dalori displacement camp in Maiduguri. “During my escape, I lost my pregnancy.” Ms. Abubakar’s tragic miscarriage took place in 2014, but the Boko Haram crisis continues to drive women and...
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