When the Family Planning Advocacy Resource Hub teams with family planning advocacy partners in Africa and Asia, the resulting products help drive partner organizations’ success and meet advocacy objectives.
With the support of a Resource Hub fact sheet and video on the need for increased family planning funding in Kenyan counties, DSW Kenya succeeded in its advocacy objective of ensuring county health budgets include funds earmarked for family planning. The win occurred when DSW advocates and others convinced the Nyandarua County’s health department to set aside funds in their annual workplan for family planning sensitization and staff training on youth-friendly services.
In Jharkhand State, Jhpiego India’s advocacy efforts were bolstered by a Resource Hub video and fact sheet, which helped convince state policymakers to develop an adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health strategy document.
In teaming with The Forum for Family Planning and Development (the Forum) in the Philippines, PRB created a short video, a fact sheet, four infographics, and a series of billboard videos to address decisionmakers’ myths and misconceptions about family planning. The Forum used the products to advance their advocacy goals. On April 25, 2018, they held a policy “writeshop” with local legislators, where they screened the short video and distributed the infographics. The Forum reported to PRB that during this meeting, participating elected officials expressed gratitude that the products clarified misconceptions about family planning methods. During the event, policymakers also used the information they learned about specific family planning methods and their appropriateness for different populations (such as youth) to draft ordinances in support of reproductive health.
What Our Advocacy Partners Say
Working with PRB has given us immense clarity on the three main points of developing an advocacy collateral—the audience, why, and how.
The partnership with PRB has improved the technical capacity of Faith to Action Network’s staff to develop and use policy briefs in its advocacy communications.