Since the 1990s there has been a growing consensus around the central role women have to play in poverty reduction and sustainable development. The value of investing in women and realizing their reproductive health and rights were enshrined in the breakthrough international conferences held in Cairo in 1994 and Beijing in 1995. Whilst the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000 did not include as strongly explicit goals and targets as many advocates wanted, there has been an increasing understanding and awareness of the critical role reproductive and maternal health has to play in reaching a number of the MDGs.
These issues are something BRC has worked extensively on with a range of clients and initiatives, with members of our team also bringing strong experience in this field having spent a number of years heading up communications and advocacy in leading sexual and reproductive health NGOs including the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Population Concern/Interact and Marie Stopes International.
Our work includes;
● Managing annual launch of UN State of the World Population Report in London ● International launches of The Guttmacher Institute’s Global Abortion Report ● Developing communications/media strategies for UNFPA reports, campaigns and spokespeople /Goodwill Ambassadors ● Organizing media field trips on maternal health e.g Rwanda and Cambodia ● Part of media teams at Women Deliver conference in London, ICPD at 15 Berlin Conference and ICPD Countdown 2015 ● Organize screening of film series premiere on young women’s sexual health for IPPF ● UK media outreach for UN Report on the State of the World’s Midwifery ● Global launch of Campaign to End Fistula with UN Goodwill Ambassador ● Global launch of Report on Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning