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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.

The Dynamics of Family Planning

November 2017: Report Since the early 1960s, many countries have instituted large-scale programs to provide contraceptive protection to their populations. Since that time, hundreds of national surveys have been conducted and statistics have been collected from clinics and health centers at local levels. The rich data sets that have appeared over the years permit insights into the dynamics of how large-scale family planning programs do and do not work well.

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Progress in U.S. Women’s Well-Being Stalled in Recent Generations

Earlier this year PRB released a Population Bulletin, “Losing Ground,” which garnered national and local media attention. “Losing Ground” presented PRB’s new, comprehensive Index of Young Women’s Well-Being across four generations of young women in the United States. One of the measures that showed young women today falling behind previous generations is maternal mortality. In a new video, PRB presents a spotlight on the rising U.S. maternal mortality rate (now the highest among developed nations) and the stark racial disparities in maternal mortality.

Beware of Zombie Statistics … Even When It’s Not Halloween

October 2017: Article Do women really own less than 2 percent of the world’s land? Do women constitute 70 percent of the world’s poor? Do women provide between 60 percent and 80 percent of the agricultural labor in Africa? Do widely cited statistics like these mean they are backed up with solid research?

Faith-Based Organizations Have a Large Role to Play in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

October 2017: Article The importance of engaging faith leaders in the effort to transform masculinities, prevent SGBV, and provide a safe space for survivors of SGBV remains critical given the role of religious leaders in setting gender norms. Since SGBV is often associated with stigma, it is vital that survivors feel supported by their religious communities.

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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.

Expanding Contraceptive Method Choice for Successful Family Planning Programs

September 2017: Report Successful family planning programs listen to the different needs of clients and respond with strategies that expand informed, voluntary contraceptive choice: offering a range of affordable contraceptive methods; providing client-centered, comprehensive counseling; employing a variety of service delivery approaches; and ensuring continuous supplies of contraceptive commodities. Expanding individuals’ contraceptive choices supports increased and continuous contraceptive use, enabling more women and couples to realize their ambitions for themselves and their families and helping communities and nations achieve their development goals. This web feature and accompanying brief explore the rationale for expanding contraceptive choice.

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