01 January 2017

Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network


The Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network—a UK-registered charity—works in the UK and internationally to promote sexual and reproductive health knowledge, rights, and services, benefiting all people, women and girls in particular, and to support sustainable development. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Trust will advocate for the imperative of including sexual and reproductive health and rights to achieve not only SDGs 3 and 5 advancing health and gender equality, but also those focused on ending poverty and hunger, promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, and combating climate change.

This commitment to FP2020, in support of Every Woman Every Child, will focus on the following:

  • Education and training: The Trust commits to provide training to more than 3,250 UK-based doctors and nurses between the beginning of 2016 and the end of 2019 and will expand its training activities to benefit at least 300 doctors and nurses in FP2020 focus countries, with training tailored to meet local capacity needs. The Trust’s training will aim to ensure that clinical service professionals provide high quality, comprehensive, rights-based voluntary family planning services based on the most up-to-date medical best practice.
  • Integrated programs: The Trust commits to design and implement at least three sexual and reproductive health and rights integrated programmes in FP2020 focus countries between 2016 and 2019.
  • Issue and policy advocacy: The Trust pledges to undertake advocacy activities for health and gender organizations, policy makers, and funding partners and also for other sectors including environmental and climate change audiences, to help build a broader coalition of organizations working to ensure universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services.

More information about this commitment to FP2020 can be found here.