Gender equality cannot be achieved if women cannot control if and when they have children. As world leaders convene on July 11, 2012, for the family planning summit, CARE offers our Top 10 Tips on how to meet the family planning needs of women in the world’s poorest countries by 2020.
1. Universal access to contraception saves women's lives!
This would mean 25% fewer maternal deaths, actually.
2. STOP discussing whether or not family planning is a human right.
Everyone already agreed it WAS in the 1994 Cario Programme of Action.