Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:23

We advance family planning through evidence-based advocacy.

The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative comprises partner organizations worldwide. We help to achieve the global goal of expanding access to quality contraceptive information, services, and supplies. In support of Family Planning 2020, we work to ensure that an additional 120 million women and girls have access to and are able to use family planning by 2020.

The initiative launched in 2009 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

AFP’s SMART—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound—advocacy approach focuses on opportunities that have the highest potential for success in the near term. It connects short-term advocacy strategies and wins with broad, long-term goals. The approach transforms the way family planning champions maximize their time and funds to effectively persuade those in power to take action. Learn more about our approach using our Advance Family Planning Advocacy Portfolio.

Learn more about the Advance Family Planning initiative's most recent progress in our 2017 publication.