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New Consortium Of Australian NGOs Launches Public Campaign To Increase Awareness Of, Support For Family Planning Programming

Devex: Will a new campaign convince Australia to step up at the Family Planning Summit?
“…The Australian aid program from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade prioritized gender equality — with a target of 80 percent of aid investment effectively addressing gender issues in their implementation. But investment of the aid budget into family planning has been contradictory to this policy. Since 2013, the budget for aid programs supporting family planning services has been halved from $46 million Australian dollars ($35 million) to $23 million Australian dollars ($17.5 million). … In response, Australia’s International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Consortium has begun a public campaign to drive awareness and support…” (Cornish, 7/6).