The same elements that will transform a culture from performing FGM/C on its girl children – the values, and norms that inform the expected and accepted ways that people behave in a culture – will also bring increased acceptance for the use of contraception and information on family planning.
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Day three at UNGA included two marquee events spotlighting progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
Today I joined leaders from around the world at the London Summit on Family Planning to commit to the goal of providing 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries with lifesaving contraceptives, information, and services by 2020. This Summit comes at a crucial time, following up to last month’s Child Survival Call to Action. […]
It is well-documented that contraception has multiple individual, national and global health and development benefits, including reductions in maternal and child mortality and maternal to child transmission of HIV, and increased opportunities for women in the workforce and global economy. World Contraception Day, commemorated every year on September 26, highlights the growing need for improved […]