Family Planning Voices

Family Planning Voices (FP Voices), a storytelling initiative, serves as an oral history of the global family planning movement.
PHAU dance troupe in Luwero, Uganda. © 2017 David Alexander, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

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:

  • Interviewed and photographed people in more than 60 countries, publishing 700 stories.
  • Led storytelling workshops in the United States, Indonesia, Uganda, South Africa, the Philippines, Madagascar and Ethiopia to help family planning projects, organizations and networks tell their own stories.
  • Partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health to bring an interactive FP Voices studio to the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, the 2016 Women Deliver Conference, the 2016 120 Under 40 reception, a 2017 World Contraception Day celebration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) allowing thousands more people to tell their stories.







Implementing Partners:

K4Health, Family Planning 2020



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