United Nations Foundation
For Strengthening U.S. Leadership On International Reproductive Health And Family Planning
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
The Women and Population (W&P) Program at the United Nations Foundation works with the United Nations and other partners to promote gender equality and empower women and girls, especially through sexual and reproductive health and rights. In 2008, the W&P Program launched a multi-stakeholder advocacy initiative to strengthen U.S. leadership on international reproductive health and family planning, with support from the Gates, Packard, and Hewlett foundations and other funders. Since then, the initiative’s twenty-two sub-grantees have achieved impressive funding and policy results, contributing to a more than 50 percent increase in U.S. funding and the highest amount ever appropriated for international reproductive health and family planning. Recommended funds would enable the United Nations Foundation to consolidate recent gains and sustain momentum—vital in the changed U.S. political environment. The United Nations Foundation will push to strengthen U.S. leadership on international reproductive health and family planning through three intermediate outcomes: increased funding; effective and integrated policies; and more strategic, synchronized advocacy by NGOs and opinion leaders.
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