The Human Right to Family Planning
October 9-11, 2015

University of Washington School of Law
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Thank you to all who were part of an inspirational event seeking to move forward an agenda of health and justice.

Our conference was the first of its kind exploring the human right to family planning.  It brought together speakers and participants from different disciplines to discuss the timely issues regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights, including abortion.  There were lawyers, doctors, program managers from NGOs, international organizations and foundations.  The participants represented global and public health, law, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. So many different countries were represented:  Namibia, Nigeria, People’s Republic of China, India, Honduras, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S.

We learned, exchanged ideas and discussed necessary action plans to improve family planning—and sexual and reproductive health and rights more generally—globally and locally. We have seen so much progress and yet there is so much more to do.  Stay tuned!

Speakers included:

temmerman_bw_181pxtallMarleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD  Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization
SofiaGruskin3Sofia Gruskin, JD, MAIA  Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine; Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine, Gould School of Law; Director, Program on Global Health and Human Rights, Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California
northup_171pxNancy Northup, JD  President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights
Rajat Khosla, JD  Advisor on Human Rights to the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research
Susan Cohen,  BA, MPH – Vice President for Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute; Editor in Chief, Guttmacher Policy Review

Purnima Mane, MA, MPhi,l Ph – President and CEO, Pathfinder International

Monica Kerrigan, M.P.H. – Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)

View the full list of confirmed speakers

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