Make a Commitment
Joining the Movement
The impact of voluntary family planning—for women, families, communities, and countries—is transformational. The ability to use contraceptives has far-reaching implications for a woman’s quality of life and may determine whether her children thrive or perish. At the same time, it is one of the most cost-effective investments a country can make in its future.
Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have. FP2020 works with governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.
Achieving this goal requires an extraordinary commitment of effort across the next four years. Thus far, 46 countries have made commitments to FP2020, and, in 2014, donors provided US $1.4 billion in bilateral funding for family planning—32 percent more than in 2012. FP2020 believes that by working together we tap the most precious resource of all: the human energy that fuels our adaptive creativity, talent for innovation, and shared dedication to improving the lives of the most vulnerable and isolated people.
We invite you to join us by making a commitment to FP2020.
Why Make a Commitment?
By making a commitment to FP2020, you join the global community of leaders, experts, advocates, and implementers who are working together to address the most challenging barriers to expanding access to contraceptives. This is an action-oriented partnership that seeks to accelerate the process of matching funds, technical expertise, and other resources with critical programmatic needs at the country level.
Some of the ways FP2020 helps achieve family planning goals include:
- Developing and costing family planning strategies,
- Finding donors that can provide financial resources and technical expertise to fill short- and long-term gaps,
- Building capacity for measurement and evaluation and using data to inform planning and decision-making,
- Working with you and donors to identify gaps, bottlenecks, and barriers that impede program implementation,
- Sharing knowledge, including tailored information for countries, and contributing to problem-solving by tapping into FP2020’s global network, and
- Fostering innovative partnerships and working relationships.
What is an FP2020 Commitment?
When you make a commitment to FP2020, you gain access to an international platform from which you can promote your program and collaborate with fellow commitment-makers. To date, more than 90 countries, donors, multilateral institutions, and civil society, research, development, and private sector organizations have made formal commitments to FP2020. Their commitments include measurable financial, policy, and programmatic pledges that will contribute to achieving the FP2020 goal of expanding access to contraception.
FP2020 commitments must be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound to support reporting and tracking processes and demonstrate a clear link to the goals outlined in FP2020 Accelerating Progress: Strategy from 2016-2020. Importantly, all commitments must be grounded in FP2020’s fundamental principles.
FP2020 is aligned with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon’s Every Woman, Every Child Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health. A commitment to FP2020 is counted as a commitment to Every Woman, Every Child.
For more information on making a commitment to FP2020, please review the documents below or contact the FP2020 Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Please download and submit the following form as a draft to Partner Relations Director Jessica Schwartzman at email@example.com
- FP2020/Every Woman, Every Child Commitment Application
- Please check "Family Planning 2020" under type of initiative before submitting the form