Each year, our partners in three European donor countries (12 countries across the four years) organise a national ‘Counting down to 2020’ event to raise awareness with their governments of the importance of investing in family planning to achieve the FP2020 goal of enabling 120 million additional women and girls to use modern contraception by 2020. The events are usually done in collaboration and with the participation of Southern champions who are the best placed to explain the need for investing in family planning.
European donor governments which made a FP2020 pledge are held accountable to their commitments and asks for further FP investments are made.
We are falling short of meeting our goal of 120 million women accessing family planning services by 2020. We are counting on European donors to put us over the line.
Illustration: David Espinosa for IPPF x Fine Acts