Investing in the Future: Youth and Family Planning
Family Planning Advocacy Resource Hub
The Resource Hub provides support to FP advocacy partners to develop evidence-based advocacy materials and strategies. PRB is developing customized products that enhance advocates’ abilities to analyze, interpret, and communicate data and evidence to educate local decisionmakers of the benefits of FP. The Resource Hub currently supports two advocacy initiatives.
PRB collaborated with the Advance Family Planning team in Tanzania to develop a package of materials highlighting new survey results on adolescent pregnancy and youth FP. The three regional infographics, short multimedia video, policy brief, and media guide connect investments in youth to broader national development and outline actions that policymakers can take to meet young people’s FP needs. These materials will support partners’ ongoing advocacy at national and subnational levels.
Family Planning: A Strong Investment for India
In India, PRB collaborated with AFP 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. An accompanying fact sheet further details how investing in family planning can spur India’s economy, catalyze the workforce, and improve health outcomes of women and children in India.
In West Africa, PRB has partnered with the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) Coordination Unit and its Youth Ambassadors (YAs), who are enthusiastic and dynamic champions for youth access to FP. PRB and the YAs held a cocreation workshop to plan two compelling advocacy tools for the YAs to launch at the 2016 OP Annual Meeting and later customize and adapt in individual countries. A short introductory video outlines youth FP needs in the region and the need for urgent attention. A multimedia presentation highlights barriers in youth access to contraception, the tangible benefits of overcoming those barriers, and youth-focused recommendations for action.