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Jakarta Post

Indonesia fails to honor family planning advocates

  • Rita Widiadana


Kigali, Rwanda   /   Fri, November 30, 2018   /  11:08 am
Indonesia fails to honor family planning advocates Two children are enough: Two children pass in front of a family planning program campaign mural at Kampung KB in Pucang Sawit, Surakarta, Central Java, on Nov.14. (Antara/Maulana Surya)

In mid-November, 3,700 family planning advocates and representatives of governments, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, academia, celebrities and promising youth leaders gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP).

The conference from Nov. 12 to 15 featured best practices and innovations in family planning programs, and also saw the strengthening of political and funding commitments as well as the monitoring of progress in family planning ahead of 2020. In two years, world representatives aim to ensure that all women, no matter where they live, have access to lifesaving contraceptives — a program called the Family Planning 2020 Initiative ( FP2020 ).

Indonesia has always been regarded as one of the world’s best role models for family planning programs; others are eager to l...

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