Date(s) - 21/01/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
FP 2020 Office Washington DC
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington D.C, 20006
Religion plays an important role in many FP2020 priority countries, where faith leaders influence health-seeking behavior and faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide a notable share of healthcare information, services and supplies. With a growing awareness of FBOs’ role, FP2020 sought to identify best practices, inform its partners and help drive progress post-2020. FP2020 commissioned a brief to summarize knowledge about how secular FP2020 partners can more effectively engage with the faith community and FBOs to help women achieve their fertility intentions and to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, including the voluntary use of modern contraceptive methods.
In an effort to move the conversation forward, FP2020 in collaboration with World Vision and the Faith to Action Network are hosting a dissemination meeting to:
- Share lessons and recommendations for strengthening engagement of faith community in family planning
- Discuss opportunities for fostering collaboration among FP and faith actors at the country and global levels to drive progress post-2020
- Agree on priority actions for year 2020 and beyond
Speakers will be announced soon and additional information on how to join virtually will follow in due course. In the meantime, learn more about FP2020 and their work here.