Advocacy

Family Planning NSW advocate for the reproductive and sexual health and rights of every body in every family, and support people in our community who are marginalised and vulnerable.

As a leading Australian provider of reproductive and sexual health services, Family Planning NSW is frequently consulted on policies and practices related to our expertise.

Our focus is to translate research findings into clinical practice and teaching and in guiding government and other decision-making bodies on best practice reproductive and sexual health services and rights. We are recognised as an expert commentator and opinion leader in reproductive and sexual health.

We ensure the latest research and clinical excellence is highlighted when positioning Family Planning NSW as the preeminent voice for reproductive and sexual health both in Australia and globally.

Our official organisational positions on current topics and issues are listed below.

At Family Planning NSW we believe that everyone should:

  1. have the right to make informed choices about reproductive and sexual health, without harm to others
  2. be free from all forms of discrimination and harm
  3. be able to choose whether or not to marry or whether or not, how and when, to have children
  4. have the right to equality and freedom from all forms of discrimination based on sex, sexuality or gender

Our work is focused on increasing access to quality health and education services with an emphasis on achieving long-tem impact on marginalised groups and saving women's lives. We are committed to long term capacity building of NGOs and health systems to address areas of reproductive and sexual health need in the Pacific. Our advocacy work is strengthened through media appearances, social media, lobbying, policy engagement and formal participation in government processes.

Family Planning NSW is committed to using images and messages in communications that are not only authentic to the context, person and terms of consent given, but also portray affected people in a manner that respects their dignity, values, history, religion, language and culture.

Campaigning for Change

Family Planning NSW advocates for reproductive and sexual health rights at a global, regional and national level by working with the Australian Government, regional governments, UN agencies, international and local non-government organisations and partners.

We work to drive change by:

  • building the capacity of international partners, people and health systems to provide sustainable reproductive and sexual health services
  • strengthening organisational capacity to support international program implementation
  • promoting research and evaluation findings and supporting translation of findings into our international development work and advocacy to inform public policy
  • working in partnership with government, non-government and community organisations to implement programs that support the achivement of the Sustainable Developmental Goals
  • supporting government and non-government organisations to implement policies, strategies and services that uphold the reproductive and sexual health rights of marginalised groups
  • integrating reproductive and sexual health into national strategies and programmes and promoting reproductive and sexual health at national and international forums

For further information, please contact:

Media department
(02) 8752 4253
Email: media@fpnsw.org.au

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