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Highlights of our recent activities & impact!

November 2018

We are calling on governments and decision-makers everywhere to put women and girls at the top of the agenda #BecauseSheCounts! The clock is ticking...
Countdown 2030 Europe will be at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)! You can find us at the IPPF booth (numbers 42 & 43) on Tuesday afternoon. Come over to discuss how tracking and advocacy can advance family planning. We also have a treat for you!
Join the conversation by tweeting @C2030Europe using #BecauseSheCounts.

European donors put their money where their mouth is

In 2017, European contributions to sexual and reproductive health and family planning (SRH/FP) exceeded €2.1 billion, a 10% increase compared to 2016, with nearly €198 million more channelled to SRH/FP in developing countries. Preliminary data collected by Countdown 2030 Europe shows that European donors are walking the talk. Who are the top three overall European contributors to SRH/FP funding? Which countries stand out as champions? 
More on page 1 of our newspaper, Her Chronicles. Find your copy at the ICFP.

Contraceptive funding in crisis

Reproductive freedom is not a reality for many women across the globe. Whether or not you have access to quality family planning should not depend on where you live and how much money you make. Yet women are still being denied contraceptive care.
There is a major gap between needs for funding for contraceptives and the resources provided by both domestic and donor governments. In low- and middle-income countries out-of-pocket payments by individuals account for more than 80% of all spending on contraceptives. Domestic governments only provide around 8% of spending, while donors fund 10%.
More on page 6.

Sexual & reproductive health in bilateral aid

Which European donor countries are going the extra mile to ensure sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, is part of their bilateral aid programmes? There is a lot to learn from a selection of good practices which show how donor countries are trying to translate their sexual and reproductive health commitments into projects and programmes on the ground.
More on page 7.

Also read our factsheet about European donor coordination on sexual reproductive health & family planning issues in developing countries, with case studies from Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Zambia.

Sexual reproductive health & family planning during emergencies

Reproductive freedom during humanitarian crises is what women need & ask for. It is not a luxury, it's essential. Read more on the response following the evacuation of the Ambae island in Vanuatu on page 3.

Countdown 2030 Europe are advocates for universal access to reproductive health in the developing world, working in 12 European countries and with the EU institutions to ensure funding and policy commitments for family planning and reproductive health in Europe and around the world. Visit our website for up-to-date information about related policies in European countries and the EU, as well as data about their funding commitments

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