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Family Planning and Kenya Progress

Analysis of PRB’s new Index of Young Women’s Well-Being shows how social and structural barriers to progress for young women in Generation X and the Millennial generation have contributed to women’s persistently high poverty rates, a declining share of women in high-wage/high-tech jobs, a dramatic rise in women’s incarceration rates, and increases in maternal mortality and women’s suicide.

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Short Videos Highlight Important FGMC Data

The videos aim to expand understanding of key data issues in FGM/C research, including the importance of looking beyond national prevalence to identify hotspots or areas within a country where FGM/C is widely practiced, analyzing change over time by comparing older and younger cohorts rather than changes in overall prevalence, understanding the various questions and data gaps that are raised by newly available data in Indonesia.

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Addressing Gender Through Integrated Population, Health, and Environment Approaches

Collecting, analyzing, and using gender-related indicators in projects is critical to addressing many of the underlying challenges that communities around the world face, particularly in integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) projects.

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Family Planning and Kenya Progress

Family planning is a cross-cutting intervention that can accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Kenya, family planning is a best buy that contributes to the nation’s growth and creates a path towards achieving the SDGs and Kenya’s Vision 2030.

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Promoting Resilience Through Family Planning in Kenya

As Kenya faces drought and recurring food insecurity, building resilience among the nation’s vulnerable populations is more important than ever before. Resilience means how well and how quickly people, their families, communities, and the country can respond to, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses.

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Population Health and Environment Youth Demographic Dividend

For years, researchers, economists, demographers and other development experts have been explaining and promoting the phenomenon known as the demographic dividend, the rapid economic growth that can accompany a change in a country’s age structure due to reduced birth and death rates. More recently, advocates have been emphasizing the importance of investing in young people with youth-friendly reproductive health policies and services, education, and other key investments that can contribute to shifts in age structure.

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Family Planning: A Strong Investment for India

PRB collaborated with Advance Family Planning and Pathfinder International to develop a multimedia video outlining how family planning shapes women’s empowerment and community well-being. The video can be used as a tool for corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers to advocate for corporate boards to allocate funds towards FP programs in nearby communities.

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Policy Communication Toolkit Guide

This live recording of the Policy Communications Toolkit webinar walks participants through navigating the toolkit website and customizing the toolkit materials to fit your advocacy needs.

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Family Planning Population Health Environment Projects

Understanding the broad range of actors in the family planning landscape is critical to improving program advocacy and implementation. Staff at family planning organizations may be quite familiar with Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) and the High Impact Practices for Family Planning (HIPs), but not all members of the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) community of practice are familiar with how to leverage FP2020 and the HIPs to implement and advocate for PHE projects. To bridge this gap, the PACE Project hosted an Africa PHE quarterly webinar with Jason Bremner (director, Data Performance and Management, FP2020) and Caitlin Thistle (technical advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID). Smita Gaith (policy analyst, PRB) moderated.

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What’s Next for Integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) and Family Planning?

The policies of U.S. presidential administrations can influence foreign assistance funding and implementation, particularly around family planning and reproductive health. In light of the November U.S. presidential election, on Dec. 13 the PACE Project hosted an Africa PHE quarterly webinar with guest speaker, Teresa Casale, senior advocacy associate at PAI, to discuss how President-elect Donald Trump’s administration may impact U.S. government global funding for family planning and reproductive health.

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