Technical Resources from Secular Organizations

Here are some technical family planning resources from secular organizations to complement CCIH resources related to Christians and family planning.

20 Essential Resources on Social Norms and Family Planning from the Knowledge Success Program supported by USAID and implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Family Planning 2020

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.

Commitments from the London Summit on Family Planning in July 2012 | The London Summit on Family Planning delivered a historic global breakthrough giving access to family planning to 120 million girls and women in some of the world’s poorest countries by 2020. According to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, achieving this over the next eight years will prevent the deaths of more than 200,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth and 3 million infants.

Family Life Education: A Handbook for Adults Working with Youth from a Christian Perspective  | FHI 360 | 2013 | This handbook is an introductory resource for adults working with youth in a Christian context. It is adapted from the participant handbook used in a training with six workshops.

Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit | July 2013 | Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project at Johns Hopkins University | The toolkit contains information and tools to help advocates, donors, policy makers, champions, program managers and others share the message of the importance of family planning as a critical strategy in improving maternal and child health. CCIH’s primary contribution to the toolkit was the inclusion of resources to help advocates work with religious leaders and strengthen the capacity of those faith leaders to reach their communities with important messages on family planning.

Resources from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University | IRH works with faith-based organizations in developing countries offering family planning services.

World Health Organization Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers | The handbook offers clinic-based health care professionals in developing countries the latest guidance on contraceptive methods. In 2018, the World Health Organization introduced an upgrade to the website hosting the handbook to improve access and availability on mobile devices.