“Nous sommes une grande famille, maintenant” / “Together, we’re one big family, now” – Many of our regional members!   On June 28 and 29 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 30 regional members joined together for the kick-off convening meeting of the Francophone Africa regional community of practice on the scale-up of […]

Blog | Passages Project | Family Planning

Welcome to the CycleBeads® Integration Guide, a resource for U.S.-based family planning programs who wish to integrate the Standard Days Method® (SDM), used with CycleBeads, into their services.


“A practical alternative to calculating unmet need for family planning,” a new article authored by Susan Igras and Rebecka Lundgren of Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health and Irit Sinai of Palladium Group and published in the Open Access Journal of Contraception, suggests that using a new approach to assessing unmet need for family planning […]

Blog | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning

Recognizing the health impact of timing and spacing of pregnancies, the Sustainable Development Goals call for increased access to family planning globally. While faith-based organizations in Africa provide a significant proportion of health services, family planning service delivery has been limited. This evaluation sought to assess the effectiveness of implementing a systems approach in strengthening […]

Journal Article | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

Beginning with the end in mind.

focus area | FAM Project | GREAT Project | Technical Assistance

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Gender-based violence is recognized as a significant health and human rights issue that prevents women, families, and countries around the world from achieving their full potential.


The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project (2010-2017) is an evidence-based intervention that succeeded in improving gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. We invite you to visit www.stories.irh.org, a site that preserves the GREAT Project story and evidence through the voices of many stakeholders, partners and […]

Publication | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

[Originally posted by the Georgetown Global Health Initiative here.] Reproductive health is often viewed as a women’s issue, leaving the broader community—and men, specifically—excluded from the conversation. Members of Georgetown’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) are working to change that.

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