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Family Planning Voices (FP Voices) serves as an oral history of the global family planning movement. Launched in 2015, the storytelling initiative has documented and shared the stories from around the world of those working to improve access to family planning and serves as a database of family planning wisdom and real-world experience.
The true power of the project is that this growing collection of stories is told in participants’ own words. This very personal touch helps build global momentum around the family planning movement and a stronger sense of community, connecting voices across the globe, from small rural villages to the largest modern cities.
Since its launch, FP Voices has:
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted an impact assessment of FP Voices and found that stories and storytelling have a lot of power to impact knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Specifically related to knowledge application and collaboration as a result of stories and storytelling, the assessment found:
At the end of September 2020, the five-year FP Voices journey concluded but the FP Voices website will continue to be available for inspiration, reflection and knowledge sharing for the family planning community. While this chapter of storytelling has come to a close, storytelling remains an important method of sharing experiential knowledge. Learn tips and tools, gained from the experiences of the FP Voices team, for collecting stories of your own.
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