Rights and Accountability

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There is increasing agreement that family planning and reproductive health programs must reflect the interrelated principles of equity, rights, and accountability. Yet there is less understanding about how programs can equitably reach all populations in need, how policies that respect and protect the human rights of women and girls can be instituted and operationalized, and how programs can be held accountable for providing high-quality services.

The Evidence Project is undertaking a variety of activities that address these principles. The project aims to generate evidence around the process and outcomes of introducing and taking to scale human rights–based approaches to family planning/reproductive health, promoting equity as integral to a rights-based approach, and developing and implementing accountability mechanisms.

Visit this page for materials on voluntary family planning programs that respect, protect, and fulfill human rights published by the Futures Group.