What is Giving Compass?
We connect donors to learning resources and ways to support community-led solutions. Learn more about us.
Giving Compass' Take:
• In this PSI post, Susan Packard Orr of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation discusses trying to reach the Family Planning 2020 goals by empowering women and young leaders around the world.
• The upshot is that engaging in the next generation of changemakers is always a winning strategy. What can we do to put more agency in their hands?
As I reflect on the extraordinary achievements that will be highlighted during the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), I am gratified by the progress the field has made over time. However, we all have more work to do to ensure every woman and girl worldwide can live with dignity and have a voice in the decisions that affect her life.
To reach the Family Planning 2020 goals, we need to ensure not only women and girls’ access to quality services but, equally as important, that we place the voices and experiences of women and young people at the center of the work. Women and young people are not simply the recipients of reproductive health services, but rather the agents of change in designing, defining and advocating for services that meet their specific desires and expectations.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation recognizes the need for finding new leaders, organizations and ideas to achieve these goals. To do this, we are supporting the next generation of leaders in a movement to define what type of reproductive healthcare is right for their own lives.
Read the full article about supporting the next generation of leaders by Susan Packard Orr of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation at psi.org.