Leadership in Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health

Leadership in Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health

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CARE is an active member in the following coalitions and working groups :

Family Planning Implementer’s Working Group (IWG)

The purpose of IWG is to support strategic linkages between international reproductive health and family planning (IRH/FP) service delivery organizations and IRH/FP advocacy organizations in order to improve USG policies and ultimately achieve universal access to reproductive health care. The IWG will continue to work strategically on tracking the implementation of existing policies and to focus on IRH/FP issues to help inform policy discussions, review and respond to new policy guidance, provide insights to implementation realities, and actively promote coordination and information sharing between advocates and implementers


InterAction an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Our 180-plus members work around the world. What unites us is a commitment to working with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together. InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S. private voluntary organizations and partners identified as associate members.

High Impact Practices (HIP)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are effective service delivery or systems interventions that when scaled up and institutionalized, will maximize investments in a comprehensive family planning strategy. Identified by a Technical Advisory Group (TAG), made up of international experts in family planning research, programming, and implementation, HIPs help family planning programs focus their resources and efforts to ensure they have the broadest reach and greatest impact. USAID coordinates HIPs.

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have. FP2020 works with governments, civil society, multi-lateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. FP2020 is an outcome of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where more than 20 governments made commitments to address the policy, financing, delivery and socio-cultural barriers to women accessing contraceptive information, services and supplies. Led by an 18-member Reference Group, guided technically by Working Groups, operated daily by a Secretariat and hosted by the United Nations Foundation, FP2020 is based on the principle that all women, no matter where they live should have access to lifesaving contraceptives. FP2020 is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s global effort for women and children’s health, Every Woman Every Child.

Youth, Health and Rights Coalition (YHRC)

The Youth Health and Rights Coalition (YHRC) is comprised of advocates and implementers who, in collaboration with young people and adult allies, are working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights and health (SRRH) of adolescents and youth around the world. The YHRC advocates with key decision makers to prioritize funding and support for comprehensive adolescent and youth SRRH policies and practices. Our goal is to ensure young people in the developing world have the SRRH information, tools, commodities, and quality services necessary to make healthy and informed choices about their own lives.

Respectful Maternity Care Advisory Council (RMC)

Led by the White Ribbon Alliance, the Respectful Maternity Care Advisory Council is comprised of partners and implementers working in maternal health and respectful maternity care.

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

The Partnership (PMNCH) joins the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) communities into an alliance of more than 680 member organizations, across seven constituencies: academic, research and teaching institutions; donors and foundations; health-care professionals associations; multilateral organizations; non-governmental organizations; partner countries; and the private sector. Working together our goal is a world in which all women, newborns, children and adolescents not only are healthy, but thrive.

Implementing Best Practices Initiative/ Consortium (IBP)

The World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/RHR), in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), supports a growing partnership of international agencies known as the IBP Initiative. The partnership was initiated in 1999 and formalized as the IBP Consortium through a Memorandum of Understanding with WHO/RHR in 2003, with WHO/RHR hosting the secretariat. IBP has grown from the 12 original partners to 44 organizations; this partnership is held together not by funding, but rather by a commitment to work collaboratively to improve family planning/reproductive health at the global and country levels. IBP is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the family planning/reproductive health community to identify, implement, and scale-up effective practices through sharing knowledge and resources.

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC)

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health. The Coalition brings together diverse agencies and groups with critical roles in providing contraceptives and other reproductive health supplies. These include multilateral and bilateral organizations, private foundations, governments, civil society, and private-sector representatives.

CORE Group

CORE Group works to fulfill that vision by working with its 70+ Member and Associate organizations and network of partners to generate collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world. We give particular emphasis to women of reproductive age and children under five because they are the most vulnerable to death and illness from poverty and disease.

Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG)

The Coalition for Adolescent Girls brings together more than 30 international organizations that design, implement and evaluate programs that benefit girls throughout the developing world who are trapped in cycles of poverty. Coalition members seek to influence standards of practice across diverse sectors of programming in development and humanitarian contexts in order to ensure that the needs of adolescent girls are met.

International Family Planning Coalition (IFPC)

The International Family Planning Coalition is an ad hoc coalition of organizations that share a common interest in US international family planning and reproductive health funding and policies and engage in legislative advocacy on these issues. The coalition has a diverse representation of organizations drawn from the domestic family planning, women's rights, environmental, sustainable development, and public health communities.