World Population day – July 11th
– World population day this year marks the 50th anniversary. International conference on human rights where family planning & was globally affirmed to be a human right for the first time in 1968. The conference’s outcome known as “Tehran Proclamation” stated that ‘parents have a basic human right to determine freely & responsibly the number & spacing of their children’
– Theme for 2018 “Family planning is a Human Right”
– Standards to uphold human right to family planning:
1. Family planning cannot be discriminated on the basis of race, sex, language, religion, origin economic status, etc..
2. Countries must ensure that family planning commodities and services are available & accessible for everyone.
3. Contraceptive services & information must be provided in a dignified manner.
4. Good quality family planning information must be clearly communicated.
5. Every person must be allowed to make informed decision with full autonomy.
6. Right to privacy is everyone’s basic human right.
7. Active and informed participation in making decisions that affect them and their health.
8. Policymakers, Governments, Organisations must be made accountable to the people they serve.