• 2018 Faith Preconference group photo

    ICFP Pre-conference: Faith leaders takeaways on FP advocacy

    Kigali, RWANDA, 10 November 2018 (F2A) – Prior to the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), leaders of diverse faith groups gathered to exchange tools and skills used for advocacy with institutions and governments. The packed agenda saw participants leave the workshop equipped with tools for buy-in, sustenance and implementation of the quickwins approach to policy […]

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  • EAC Heads of State yet to assent to FGM Bill 2016

    Arusha, TANZANIA, 06 DECEMBER 2018 (F2A) – A law enacted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) needs to be assented to by EAC Heads of States in order to strengthen the region’s efforts in curbing Female Genital Mutilation and its effects. The East Africa Community (EAC) Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill was […]

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  • Faith groups’ roles in family planning acknowledged by media reports.

    News reports of ICFP 2018 acknowledged faith organizations’ roles in advocating for family planning budgets, policies and services taking example on Bureau Diocesain des Oeuvres Medicales in DRC, as well as Faith to Action Network members, Mityana Diocese of the Anglican Church of Uganda, Abundant Life Communication and Broadcast Network and Kenya Muslim Youth Development […]

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  • Faith to Action Network hosts luncheon discussion at ICFP: “Form … or content? How to constructively communicate with people of faith on family planning”

    Faith leaders, donor agencies and scholars have used ICFP 2018 as a space to exchange their experiences and lessons in implementing family planning programmes. A luncheon discussion on how to constructively communicate with people of faith on family planning, drew participants from the Muslim Association of Malawi, the Office of the Grand Mufti of Comoros, […]

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  • Straight Talk on Family Planning and Religion at ICFP 2018

    Kigali, RWANDA – 12 NOVEMBER 2018 (CCIH) – Faith-based organizations have provided family planning services as part of basic healthcare for decades. People of faith value healthy families and understand that healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies is good for mothers, children and the entire family. Why does there still seem to be a disconnect […]

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  • Faith Leaders’ Commitments on Family Planning at ICFP 2018 Closing Ceremony

    Kigali, RWANDA – 15 NOVEMBER 2018 (F2A) – At the fifth International Conference on Family Planning, faith leaders developed a commitment statement. As a statement of support and lessons learned, it was presented in the closing plenary session by Reverend Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, Director, Theology, Family Life and Gender Justice, All Africa Conference of Churches […]

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  • Interfaith prayers for improved access to sexual and reproductive health

    Kigali, RWANDA – 12 NOVEMBER 2018 (F2A) – 200 faith leaders and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) advocates from across the world, jointly commemorated lost lives due to maternal mortality, prayed to overcome obstacles in enabling access to SRH services and celebrated progress in uptake of family planning. Faith to Action Network, Christian Connections for […]

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  • Norm entrepreneurs – faith actors’ role in family planning. A panel discussion at ICFP 2018

    Kigali, RWANDA – 13 NOVEMBER 2018 (F2A) – As “norm entrepreneurs” faith actors are well-suited to leading the change of social norms in family planning. Faith to Action Network hosted a discussion panel at ICFP 2018, describing recent norm changes in different faith communities. The Council of African Provinces of Africa resolved to promote family […]

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  • Faith contributions to promoting family planning recognized in new FP2020 annual report

    Kigali, RWANDA, 13 NOVEMBER 2018 (F2A) – Collaboration is the animating principle of the Family Planning 2020 partnership. Represented by its Vice Chair Person Prof Dr Ahmed Ragab, Faith to Action Network served for two years on FP2020’s reference group to enable collaboration with the faith community. The spirit of collaboration is what enables disparate […]

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  • Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth

    Faith to Action Network partnered with PRB to offer Eastern African faith leaders, health workers and young people a voice. An all-new video and policy brief describe their support for policies enabling improved access to age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and education in Eastern Africa. The East African Community is home to 38 million […]

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