From our Partners: “‘Rights in Action’ Blog Series Launches to Commemorate Third Anniversary of the London Summit on Family Planning,” FP2020

July 11 marks the third anniversary of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning and the creation of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). To commemorate this milestone, FP2020 is launching a blog series on Monday, July 13, to celebrate the longstanding work and dedication of our global partners in upholding the principles of rights and empowerment […]

From our Partners: “Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning,” IntraHealth

After the smallpox vaccine and the green revolution, modern contraceptives are one of global development’s biggest game-changers. It’s no coincidence that as global use of modern contraceptives rose from 55% in 1990 to 63% in 2010, global maternal mortality fell by a staggering 45%. In 2013 alone, contraceptives prevented 77 million unintended pregnancies, 24 million […]

Register now!

Registration for the 2015 ICFP is open! Please visit the Register webpage for more details. ​ Don’t forget to review the eligibility requirements and rules for Indonesian visas as you make your travel plans. When registering, please be sure to: identify your hotel. This will help us determine the shuttle schedule. have your passport information ready. […]

ICFP Youth Speakers/Moderators Contest Update

About 180 video applications were submitted by young people in 60 different countries for the ICFP Youth Speakers/Moderators contest. As in 2013, the conference organizers are thrilled to see young people express their dedication to family planning with such creativity and passion! Decisions will be made on August 1.

ICFP Website Updates – July 1

Applications and signups are now open for: Exhibit booths Marketplace of Ideas stage in the exhibit hall Auxiliary events  Hosting Topical Roundtables and CEO Roundtables for Emerging Leaders during lunch Details about site visits and group registration will be posted on the conference website shortly.

From our Partners: “In Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin, HoPE is alive,” Pathfinder International

I want you to first understand that people don’t lead their lives in silos. You see, the drivers of extreme poverty—like poor health, food insecurity or gender inequality—are undeniably interconnected.  A person is not just affected by one, but a combination: one’s livelihood may depend on cutting down trees. Cut down too many trees, and […]

In the News: “Indonesia’s secret abortion problem,” The Week

In a country where abortion is illegal and talking about reproductive health is taboo, women are terminating their pregnancies in unsafe ways, often getting hurt and sometimes dying as a result. The Guttmacher Institute estimates that abortion is about 20 percent more prevalent in Indonesia than in Southeast Asia as a whole. Three out of […]

In the News: “Early marriage in NTB exacerbates health, poverty problems,” Jakarta Post

More than 40,000 couples from 1.5 million families in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) got married at below 20 years old, contributing to problems with poverty and mental and reproductive health in the province. “Although they are not the main cause of the high number of underprivileged families, getting married at an early age has many […]

From our Partners: “On Taking Time to Be a Father,” UNFPA

When fathers are engaged in promoting the health and rights of women and children, their partners are happier, their children are more fulfilled, and societies reap abundant economic and social benefits. The engagement of fathers can also foster joint decision-making and improve couples’ communication, which builds healthy relationships based on mutual trust and respect. Fathers […]

Emirates to offer daily flight service between Bali and Dubai

Beginning June 3, Emirates will offer daily flights between Dubai and Bali. Every day, a flight will depart from Dubai at 8:20 and arrive at Denpasar International Airport, Bali, at 21:40 (same day). Another flight will depart from Bali at 23:40 and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 5:00 (next day). This new service will make traveling to the 2015 ICFP […]