family planning

ZPG to PopConnect: Half a Century in the Making of “Family Planning as a Human Right”

Fifty years ago, the United Nations officially recognized family planning as a universal human right. This landmark declaration was established in the Proclamation of Tehran drafted and adopted by the International Conference on Human Rights (ICHR) in 1968. As Article 16 of the Proclamation states, “The protection of the family and of the child remains […]

Promoting Family Planning as a Human Right on World Population Day

Today is World Population Day—a day meant to draw attention to the various social and environmental implications of rapid population growth and compel people into action. This year’s theme highlights “family planning as a human right,” and urges us to make the clear connections between population and access to healthcare. World Population Day was first […]

The Global Gag Rule Leaves Vulnerable Women with No Options

We’ve known, ever since Donald Trump announced the imposition of his expanded Global Gag Rule, that it was going to be devastating to women and families around the world. And less than a year in, we’re starting to see it happening. Amos Simpano and Melvine Ouyo work for Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), one of […]

Recognizing the Importance of Family Planning on this World Population Day

Today is World Population Day—a day when the international health and development communities focus on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year’s theme is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations.” In its latest analysis of the data, the Guttmacher Institute estimates that meeting the current unmet need for family planning and providing full […]

World Population Grew by 35 Million MORE than Expected, According to U.N.

There are 35 million more people on the planet in 2017, according to the latest UN population data, than there were projected to be just two years ago. That’s like an extra Morocco, that in 2015 demographers didn’t expect to exist today. Every two years, the United Nations Population Division revises its data estimates and […]

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