Take Action! This week, an important global summit on family planning is being convened in London, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, and UNFPA. The intention is exciting and ambitious: to mobilize global commitments to support the rights of an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.
Help to build this important movement by signing a “no controversy” pledge. The proposition is simple: Access to contraceptives saves lives and leads to healthier, more prosperous families, communities and nations. There is “no controversy” in raising your voice for millions of women and girls who want access to lifesaving contraceptives
For more information, read about the summit at: http://www.londonfamilyplanningsummit.co.uk/
Family planning has been described by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) as a “triple win” health intervention: it helps reduce maternal mortality, prevent child deaths, and greatly contributes to an AIDS-free generation.