Contributions of FP2020 in Advancing Rights-based Family Planning

The 2012 London Summit on Family Planning not only marked the revitalization of family planning as
an essential component of the global development agenda; it was also a historic moment of solidarity among many who wanted—and who still want—to see women and girls in the global South enjoy the same right and freedom to determine if, when, and how often they have children as those who happened to live in countries with more ready access to sexual and reproductive health services. The Summit solidified agreements that business as usual would no longer suffice, instead calling for an evidence-based focus on understanding and meeting the needs of adolescents and young people, on engaging country leadership in the work, and in ensuring measurement and account- ability; it also drew attention to the importance of how programs and services are delivered.