Voluntary Family Planning Programs That Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Conceptual Framework

Scaling up access to family planning services over the next decade to reach national and global goals will take the combined efforts of governments; donors; and family planning, human rights, and women’s health advocates. Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Conceptual Framework presents a practical approach for realizing human rights as part of voluntary, high-quality family planning programming. The framework provides a pathway for voluntary family planning programs to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights as they set out to improve health and achieve ambitious family planning goals. This comprehensive framework brings together human rights laws and principles with family planning quality of care frameworks to assist policymakers, program managers, donors, and civil society with program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. This is the first framework to operationalize rights principles and approaches within family planning programming, strongly linking issues of quality of care with human rights.
Length: 
58 pp
Year: 
2013
Organization: 
Futures Group, EngenderHealth
Languages: 
English