strategy

Ensuring equal rights of women on family planning decisions

Synonyms:
Ensuring women's access to family planning services
Description:
The aim is for women and men to have the same right to decide freely and responsibly on the number and spacing of their children, to have access to the information, education and means, as appropriate, to enable them to exercise this right in keeping with their freedom, dignity and personally held values, taking into account ethical and cultural considerations.
Context:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
Claim:
Such equality would be achieved if governments took active steps to implement, as a matter of urgency, relevant measures which accorded with country-specific conditions and legal systems.
Values:
Rights
Subjects:
Women
Services
Birth control
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies