In January 2016, Advance Family Planning (AFP) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) partnered to launch Ampliando El Acceso (“Expanding Access”). The one-year, independently funded project seeks to expand contraceptive access for youth in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico by strengthening local advocacy efforts. The goal is to meet young people’s needs for contraceptive information, services, and supplies—much needed in the region.
The 4th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2015) is expected to draw more than 3,000 researchers, policymakers, advocates, and students to Nusa Dua, Indonesia. It is the largest conference in the world devoted to family planning. The host country, Indonesia, is a leader in innovative family planning programming in the region and throughout the world.
Advance Family Planning (AFP) took the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning’s theme of “Global Commitments, Local Actions” to heart by conducting a workshop for action-oriented advocacy entitled "Fostering Locally-Driven Advocacy for Family Planning." In the four days leading up to the conference, 22 family planning advocates from 14 countries learned about and applied AFP’s evidence-based, decision maker-centric advocacy approach to strengthen their local family planning efforts.