FP2020 AcknowledgmentsFP2020 Partnership in Action benefited from many individuals and organizations whose assistance proved invaluable in creating this report. We are deeply grateful for the guidance and support of our partners at the UK Department for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United States Agency for International Development. We wish to acknowledge in particular the Performance Monitoring & Accountability Working Group (PMA WG) co-leads Zeba Sathar (Population Council) and Marleen Temmerman (World Health Organization), as well as the focal points of the PMA WG subgroup on indicators, Win Brown (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Michelle Weinberger (Marie Stopes International), for their substantive inputs and review of the measurement section of this report. Tremendous thanks to Bridget Anyafulu of the International Centre for Women’s Empowerment and Child Development and member of the Rights & Empowerment Working Group for reminding us why women need to remain at the heart of global development.
Special thanks to Advance Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Futures Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Kaiser Family Foundation, Marie Stopes International, Pathfinder International, and Women Deliver for providing the insights and research that helped us to more clearly depict the global family planning landscape.
Additionally, we are grateful to humanitarian documentary photographer Stephanie Freid-Perenchio for generously donating her photographs for use in this report. In the course of her career, Stephanie has explored Africa’s tribal cultures and its endangered wildlife, has borne witness to the impact of war on women and children in Afghanistan, and has honored U.S. Navy SEALs and their families in her published book of photographs, SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice. To view more of Stephanie’s work, please visit www.stephaniefreidperenchio.com.
Finally and fundamentally, our deep appreciation goes to the women who shared details of their lives to inform this research, and to the countries that strive to better the lives of women, girls, and families by advancing access to family planning worldwide.