New Paper Identifies Actions To Accelerate Family Planning Efforts In Humanitarian Contexts
Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises: Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts
“…In preparation [for the London Family Planning Summit,] the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) convened an expert consultation on family planning in humanitarian contexts … At the expert consultation, IAWG members presented their experiences providing family planning in diverse humanitarian contexts, demonstrating that there is consistent demand for family planning services and that it is feasible to provide them, even in the most challenging contexts. Building on this momentum, the International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Care, Save the Children, and the Women’s Refugee Commission, organized a donor consultation … to seek input from donors and stakeholders to shape messages and recommendations for the London FP summit. This paper is a synthesis of the findings developed through both consultations and identifies collaborative solutions and actions to be taken at the FP Summit and beyond…” (July 2017).