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.
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.
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:
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.
In July 2016, the Government of Malawi shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
The government reports performing the following activities in support of its program and service delivery commitment:
The government of Malawi’s activities in support of developing a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program for young people include the following:
The Government of Malawi through its partners namely Population Services International (PSI), Banja La Mtsogolo (BLM), Strengthening Outcomes through Private Sector (SHOPS), and the Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) has partnered with these organisations, which are engaging private clinics to provide family planning services by training the staff and providing FP commodities at a highly subsidized rate to those who are able to pay at all levels of health care delivery system. In approximately 308 private clinics, personnel have been trained in the provision of long-acting and reversible contraceptives throughout the country out of the targeted 300.
One of the core features in the management of the country’s health care delivery system is to ensure that there is an effective and integrated supply chain system. The Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Health, with financial and technical support from donor partners is strengthening the forecasting and data management through several efforts:
The Ministry of Health has engaged community and traditional leaders through the following activities:
The Presidential Safe motherhood initiative also engages Chiefs and other traditional leaders in advocating and raising awareness on broad SRH issues including community participation in family planning.
In August 2015, the Government of Malawi shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
The Government of Malawi has also engaged in several activities to increase community participation in family planning services.
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.
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.
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.
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).
In July 2016, the Government of the Philippines shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
The Government of the Philippines has engaged in the following activities to establish a national policy on reproductive health and population development and to allocating funds to implement the policy:
Since 2013, the DOH has been centrally procuring FP commodities that are then distributed to various service delivery points.
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.
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.
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.
IPPF shared the following update on progress in achieving its FP2020 commitments:
IPPF is a global leader in family planning service delivery and advocacy, and has been at the vanguard of delivering comprehensive voluntary family planning services for over 60 years. IPPF is the global and regional convener and mobilizer of civil society organizations that advocate for public, political and financial commitments to voluntary family planning. In 2014, IPPF continued to unite a global movement to improve the health status of poor and young people, in particular women and girls, through an enabling family planning policy environment and access to a range of cost-effective, high-impact health services. Particularly, the Federation succeeded in securing:
The IPPF Member Association, Rahnuma-Family Planning Association of Pakistan (Rahnuma-FPAP) stands as an example of country impact. Rahnuma-FPAP is part of Pakistan’s national FP2020 Champions Group. Rahnuma-FPAP has agreements with national and provincial ministries, including the Ministry of National Health Services, the Population Welfare Department in Punjab, and the National Institute of Population Studies, and implements maternal and newborn child health programs in the provinces of Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh. These programs support service delivery and family planning in line with the national government’s commitment to FP2020. Rahnuma-FPAP, working with other civil society organizations, advocated for more family planning services with the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh. Together, these three provinces account for more than 85 per cent of the total population of Pakistan. As a result, the provincial governments have incorporated commitments on family planning into their draft population policies and other influential policy documents; increased budgetary lines for contraception in both 2013–14 and 2014–15; allocated resources to procure contraceptives; established and reconfigured health delivery points to strengthen service reach; and increased their targets for contraceptive prevalence rates.