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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

Indicators:

  • 10 documents with national policies outlined and analyzed
  • Number of policies affected by reports and targeted advocacy via technical working groups

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.

  • Training 25 young leaders in nine African countries on youth-led accountability to measure policy implementation and hold governments accountable to addressing youth-friendly FP service provision implementation gaps. These youth leaders will be members of IYAFP, as well as leaders of youth-led and youth-serving organizations in their countries.

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.

Indicators

  • Number of youth trained on accountability measures
  • Number of projects and campaigns led by these trained youths

 

IRC - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

The International Rescue Committee commits to implementing programmes that enable women and girls to take control of their lives, from the earliest stages of humanitarian crisis through recovery. The IRC will employ strategies that build knowledge around reproductive options and service availability and increase access to high quality contraceptive services and decision-making power through creation of enabling environments that address cultural, social and economic barriers that prevent women and girls from making informed decisions about their fertility and reproductive health. From October 2015 to September of 2016, the IRC provided a total of 270,181 Couple Years of Protection (CYP) in 21 countries, with 82% contraception attributed to long-acting and permanent methods. The IRC commits to 25% increase on CYPs annually each year until 2020. The IRC will invest in strengthening local and national health systems to ensure sustainability of contraceptive services and provider skills. The IRC commits to increasing global, national, and local advocacy for better preparedness to respond to humanitarian emergencies with critical sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning. Finally, the IRC is also committed to elevating the profile of family planning within broader global sexual and reproductive health and rights policy frameworks and initiatives, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Humanitarian Summit.

Malawi - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: The Government of Malawi specifically commits to addressing rapid population growth, high fertility rates, and low uptake of LARCs by:

  • Scaling up delivery of integrated adolescent and YFHS in public, private health facilities from 33% to 70%, with adequate services for SRHR with emphasis to increased method mix to adolescents and young people including internally displaced persons during humanitarian crisis.
  • Ensuring focal points in emergency cluster/teams for improved coordination
  • Procuring and strategically pre-positioning RH kits through numbers utilised by the Women of child bearing age.
  • Generating in-country evidence on cause and effect of Depo-Provera for women living with HIV as this may affect future programming and fertility.
  • Design a task shifting service delivery model with all short acting methods (promoting method mix) to reach out to more young people.
  • Mobilize resources to support SRHR outreach services for hard to reach adolescents through advocacy.

Increase the percentage of accredited YFHS facilities that meet at least the 5 minimum standards from 37% to 60% by 2020.

2012: Malawi will develop a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program for young people starting FY 2013-14. The Malawi government plans to increase coverage of services through the expansion of public/private partnerships, starting FY2013-14. They also plan to increase community participation in family planning services through initiatives like the Traditional Chiefs Committee and to strengthen forecasting and data management for effective supply chain operation.

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Mozambique - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:The Government of Mozambique will revitalize the National Partnership to Promote Maternal Health to implement and monitor multi-sector interventions for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. They will continue to provide cost-free integrated sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and commodities in all health facilities, and ensure that existing laws pertaining to SRH are known and implemented at all levels.

Mozambique will also work to strengthen existing coordination mechanisms between partners, private sector and government to accelerate the implementation of the national Family Planning and Contraceptives strategy.

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Vietnam - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government commits to working with UNFPA to implement Project VNM8P02, which supports the Ministry of Health to effectively implement the National Strategy on Population and Reproductive Health (2011-2020). The project's total official development assistance (ODA) budget for the Ministry of Health for the period of 2011-2016 is USD $7.3 million. The project supports implementing a comprehensive condom program; controlling condom quality; developing a population law and other legal documents on family planning; conducting surveys on the accessibility to family planning services; and administering surveys on barriers faced by ethnic minority populations in accessing family planning services. During the period of 2016-2020, UNFPA commits to continuing its support to Vietnam on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and other issues.

The government will also partner with MSI to promote procurement of and access to long-term and permanent family planning methods for women living in difficult and prioritized areas in the country, including poor and near-poor women and minority women, basing services on the principle of a client's rights to informed choice and conforming to technical criteria as well as the Ministry of Health's requirements. In addition, the program will also support marketing capacity and procurement of contraceptives and diversifying choices of long-term contraceptives, including IUDs and implants.

DateJuly 11, 2016

The Trust commits to advocate for the importance of universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services and rights to those services, as a critical requirement to enable sustainable development. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Trust will advocate for the imperative of including sexual and reproductive health and rights to achieve not only the health and gender equality Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also those focused on ending poverty and hunger, promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, and combatting climate change. The Trust commits its leadership and experience to undertake advocacy activities not only for health and gender organizations, policy makers and funding partners, but also for other sectors, to help build a broader coalition of organizations working to ensure universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services as essential rights in and of themselves and also critical to achieving the SDGs in their totality.

DateJuly 11, 2016

The Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network—a UK-registered charity—works in the UK and internationally to promote sexual and reproductive health knowledge, rights, and services, benefitting all people, women and girls in particular, and to support sustainable development. Since its foundation in 1969, the Trust has been at the forefront of developments in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through excellence in academic research on sexual and reproductive health and contraception and training for qualified medical professionals.

The Trust’s international program, the Population & Sustainability Network (PSN), is a network of 17 diverse organizations, from governmental bodies, like the UK Department for International Development to international NGOs, like the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Friends of the Earth, which all share the Trust’s vision. PSN focuses on advocacy, promoting SRHR as part of sustainable development, calling for an increase in funding of SRHR projects and ensuring that SRHR are prioritized in international development policies. In addition to advocacy, the Trust also works directly with its PSN members, on the ground in the developing world, using its nearly 50 years of SRHR experience at the programmatic level to integrate SRHR in broader development programs.

ActionAid - Program & Service Delivery

DateAugust 21, 2014

ActionAid—an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice—will promote a discourse that reflects the importance of women’s sexual health, sexuality and control over their bodies and the importance of eradicating violence against women and women’s social, economic and political exclusion. With the goal of fulfilling its commitments by 2017, ActionAid pledges to organize women and girls in rural areas to challenge and reject the gender-based violence that denies them control over their bodies; secure improvements in the quality, equity and gender responsiveness of public services, including reproductive health services; support women to build and advocate gender-responsive economic alternatives at all levels; convince governments and influential agencies that violence against women is a pivotal barrier to gender equality; and convince governments to enact policies, programs and legislative frameworks to guarantee women full enjoyment of their rights, including the right to sexual and reproductive health. 

Philippines - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

2017 Update: View summary here

2012: The Philippines has long believed that access to family planning information, services and supplies is a fundamental and essential right that is key to inclusive growth and sustainable development. The Philippines will establish a national policy on RH and population development, and allocate funds to implement policy. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 was recently signed into law in December 2012, but has not yet been implemented (decision is pending from the Supreme Court).

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South Africa - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

South Africa is prioritizing the need to strengthen family planning services while emphasizing dual protection. In 2012, the South African government revised its contraception and fertility policy to address the full range of issues relating to contraception within a human rights context. The new policy requires that the full range of FP methods be made available at public health facilities.

Sweden - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

2012: Sweden's priority is to work in the most effective way for the rights and improved health of women and girls in the most vulnerable countries in Africa. The Swedish government will continue to be a major player, both financially and politically, in the issue of family planning. Sweden also commits to ensuring that support of family planning utilizes existing structures for financing and support, and is contributing to the broader agenda of MDGs 4 and 5.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) supports the Civil Society Declaration to the London Summit on Family Planning.

IPPF will mobilize civil society and governments to improve the legislative, policy, regulatory and financial environment for family planning and will mobilize the international movement created through IPPF’s role as Co-Vice Chair of the Stakeholder Group to the London Summit on Family Planning to hold governments accountable.

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