The Comprehensive Human Rights-based, Voluntary Family Planning Program Framework

The Holistic Human Rights-based Voluntary Family Planning Programme Framework, shown in Figure 1a-e (pages 4-9), is a graphic depiction of key elements that should ideally be in a family planning program at the various levels in the healthcare system – policy, service delivery, community, individual – to ensure that individuals’ human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. While such an ideal programme does not yet exist, the framework provides a vision of what we collectively should aspire to. Every programme is somewhere along the continuum that leads to this desired state. The framework is an aid to under- standing the components of human rights-based family planning as well as the centerpiece for a programme assessment and planning tool (UNFPA and What Works Association, 2022).