Family Planning & Human Rights

© 2014 Health Promoter/Health Promotion South Africa Trust, Courtesy of PhotoshareThe ability to plan one's family and time and space pregnancies is a basic human right. Yet, while human rights have long been mentioned in discussions of family planning, the relationship has been complicated. For example, some countries' past "population control" programs caused human rights violations from which it took the family planning movement years to recover.

The resouces in this section of the Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit will help advocates and decision makers explore and solidify the connections between human rights and famliy planning. These tools can also help policy makers make sure their national family planning and reproductive health policies are written and implemented with human rights in mind.

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