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“There are worse ways to spend your time and take an active role in family planning,” says CCP’s Dominick Shattuck, in a commentary published in the Baltimore Sun.
“Conducting power analyses is only the beginning,” the authors write. “We also need to be transparent in socializing our findings and applying them to shift power imbalances.”
“The mechanism works,” says CCP’s Victor Igharo, who leads The Challenge Initiative in Nigeria, to enable donor and government involvement.
CCP has developed a new family planning chatbot for young people, co-designed with youth from across nine West African countries.
Our experiences with failure give us some of the greatest insights into how we can improve programs and services, but they aren’t often shared.
The new edition includes additional chapters including information on how to provide family planning services during a public health crisis.
While couple communication is a key to uptake of modern contraception in Ethiopia, researchers say such communication is hindered by gender norms that ultimately let the man be the primary decision maker.
The ‘Empathways’ tool is meant to lead providers and young potential clients through a process that tries to overcome mistrust by fostering empathy to improve family planning.
The Pitch, spearheaded by CCP’s Knowledge SUCCESS project, aims to find and fund creative knowledge management ideas for family planning.
CCP is part of a new five-year, $60 million, USAID-funded Integrated Youth Activities (IYA) project led by Amref Health Africa to help empower young people in Ethiopia with the knowledge and skills they need to live successful lives.
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