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2015 Internal Conference on Family Planning
Jan. 25-28, 2016
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Global Commitments, Local Actions

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015: Daily Delivery

Recap of 28 January, 2016

Featured Coverage

2016 ICFP Closes with Renewed Energy and Hope

Officially, the fourth ICFP concluded Thursday, ending one of the largest gatherings in its history. As more than 3,000 attendees from 70-plus countries head home after the four-day event, they take with them renewed energy—and hope. “Usually after a large and exhausting conference, we return to our routines and attend to other matters. This time... ‘We need to act smarter. We need to act together. And, above all, we need to act now.'”

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Emerging conversations

Live Coverage

2016 ICFP Closing Ceremony Top 10 Moments

The 2016 ICFP closing ceremony was dedicated to honoring luminaries in the family planning community, including the 2016 Excellence in Leadership for Family Planning (EXCELL) Award winners. Kicking off with a energetic performance by youth from around the world, ICFP participants left with a renewed sense of direction and momentum. 

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Video

Family Planning Voices at 2016 ICFP

The K4Health Project and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices (#FPVoices) to document and share real stories from real people around the world who are passionate about family planning. This video shares snippets of participant stories from the 2016 ICFP in Indonesia from January 25-28 2016.

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Blog

Indonesia’s “Massive, Rapid and Drastic Decentralization”

By Maryalice Yakutchik

Decision makers who want connect their actions and investments to the development of their districts have had “Aha” moments—and changes of heart when it comes to investing in family planning programs.

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Perspectives

"What more can we do now?"

Ahsan Jamil, Chief Executive Officer of the Aman Networks, talks about how the Aman Networks is preparing to do more with their family planning solutions moving forward.

Ahsan Jamil

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Family Planning is a Cross-Cutting Solution in International Development

Ellen Starbird, Director of the USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health, discusses her hope for family planning in the Sustainable Development Goals agenda as well as her reflections on the conference so far.

Ellen Starbird

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#FPVoices - Live From ICFP

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Margaret Bolaji

Nigeria

 

"Of the girls I meet in the community, there was this particular girl. What happened was that she was in one of the safe spaces, and then she got married. I think it was after she was in Junior Secondary School Class 3, she was about 15 or 14 years old, and then she became pregnant. I knew because I asked her even before she got married! She didn’t know the man. She didn’t want the marriage. But then she had to say, “Yes, Sir,” to her father. And even when she got married, she didn’t want to have children, but she had to say, “Yes, Sir,” as usual to the husband. "

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Beth Schlachter

Washington, DC, U.S.A.

 

"I was first drawn to this issue because of my mother’s experience in the 1960s in California – a time and a place when women had more freedom than at any other point in history. Still, my mother didn’t think she could use contraception because of religious prohibitions, and she had five children in six years—all by the age of 26. Though always loving, she was unsupported, overwhelmed and ultimately unstable. Those early decisions to have so many children in quick succession were part of a sequence of events that caused a break in her life and in her mental health that shaped all her years to come, even today."

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Key CONVERSATIONs

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Sustainable Development Goals: When Reducing Births Means Reducing Deaths

Family planning isn’t everyone’s idea of dinnertime conversation, but to those in the know, it represents a key factor in eradicating poverty and increasing access to education. According to keynote speakers, expanding family planning for youth and adolescents has long-term benefits for society as a whole. Young people who utilise family planning services and information are more likely to complete their education, pursue the career of their choice, raise healthy children and live healthier and more prosperous lives.

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Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez

Integrating Donor and Domestic Resources for a New Approach to International Development

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID talks about this shifting funding landscape in international development and what will be needed for success moving forward.

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Highlighting issues that women face “Inside the Tent” at ICFP

By Leela Khanal, JSI

After the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015, many affected people had to move to tents. JSI, through the Chlorhexidine Navi Care Program (CNCP), provided services in eight districts and became a member of the Post-Earthquake Reproductive Health sub-cluster. This sub-cluster was established to address RH issues faced by women after the disaster.

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“At your age, you can’t access that!”

By Ana Fried, Peace Corps Return Volunteer with AgirPF

“If a 16-year-old boy came into my office and said he had [a sexually transmitted infection], I wouldn’t just let him be, I would scold him. ‘You! At your age you can’t have that! You must go to school, you must study, your parents are sending you to school to study,'" he said. "And a girl too, a young girl who came wanting contraception, I would say ‘No, at your age you can’t access that!'”

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Numfor A. Munteh

Where’s Youth in Family Planning…Let’s Walk the Talk.

By Numfor A. Munteh, CASD

This conference is an ideal platform for worldwide engagement on issues of family planning and as a youth representative I see this as my golden opportunity to make sure leaders walk the talk.

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Advocacy and Accountability for Family Planning

For the first time, the International Conference on Family Planning featured Advocacy and Accountability as a spotlighted conference track. Participants shared their thoughts using #Act4FP.

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Flagpoles "@icfp2016: Thank you for participating in #ICFP and the movement we stand for in person and digitally. More than 3,000 people joined us in Nusa Dua and 14 million of you heard us worldwide. It doesn't end here! Photo by @a.f.aziz"

 

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