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FP2020 Provides Framework For Sexual, Reproductive Health Programs, Ensures Continued Progress On MDG 5

Devex: Built to last: How FP2020 accelerates progress on MDG 5
Suzanne Ehlers, president and CEO of PAI

“…Last summer, the FP2020 rights and empowerment working group released a statement of principles that puts human rights at the center of all family planning and reproductive health efforts. The 10 principles provide a framework on which all sexual and reproductive health programs should be built. They also outline a clear role for civil society as partners in upholding and protecting rights. Combined with MDG 5’s other targets, they will propel access forward. The Millennium Development Goals set an ambitious global mandate for development. And despite a few setbacks, the goals have created momentum that is moving us unequivocally forward on women’s health and empowerment. The contributions of FP2020 to MDG 5 will help to ensure that our progress is built to last” (5/12).