Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy Project

Under this project, SERAC-Bangladesh is implementing advocacy initiatives under AFP project, led by Marie Stopes Bangladesh with an aim to promote quality FP services and to increase access of the clients, especially women and girls in Bangladesh. The project has set its advocacy objectives based on the current situation and priority needs to provide quality FP services. To achieve its goal, the project has been implementing some significant advocacy objectives like resource allocation by the local government to improve family planning services, involvement of private medical college in providing FP service, introduce of new tools in national FP curriculum, introduced monitoring tool to track the expenditure of Union Councils and budget tracking for effective utilization of DGFP allocated fund at national level.

Furthermore, it has adopted a unique advocacy approach that is AFP SMART and its mandate to sustain the project outcome by ensuring local ownership. Thereby, collective effort is the key approach in doing advocacy initiatives.

Considering the learning and context, the project is working to gather more evidence and empower local organizations/community people by creating space for their participation in the planning and monitoring process of FP programs and services. 

Project location: Mymensingh, Netrokona, Kishoreganj districts.

Project period: August-2021 to December-2022

Project Updates

Community Score Card Implementation at Kumargata FWC

On September 11, 2022 the use of community score card tools of Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy Project was organized at Kumargata Union Health and Family Welfare Center of Muktagasa Upazila of Mymensingh District. Service providers and service receivers expressed their opinion by giving maximum 5 marks on specific questions and 1 marks for improvement. […]

Sharing Meeting with Youth Representatives

  Under SERAC-Bangladesh’s ‘Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy’ project a sharing meeting was held with youth representatives on SRHR services, Family Planning, Adolescent health right. The meeting was organized with the youth representatives of Mymensingh, Netrokona, Kishoreganj districts on 25 July afternoon at a training center in Mymensingh City. SERAC-Bangladesh Executive Director SM Shaikat was […]

Meeting With Mymensingh Sadar Govt Official

On 24 February, 2022 The “Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy” project was reviewed at the monthly coordination meeting of Mymensingh Sadar Upazila Parishad with a view to strengthening and improving the quality of family planning services. The overall issues of the “Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy” project and its work strategy, type and dynamics is […]

Participation in upazila monthly coordination meeting

  On 16 February 2022 ‘Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy’ project was discussed in the monthly Coordination meeting at Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila with the aim of strengthening family planning services and quality improvement. At the monthly coordination meeting of Kishoreganj upazila parishad, Program Associate of SERAC-Bangladesh Apurba Krishna Roy discussed the overall issue of strengthening […]

Meet with Mymensingh Sadar Upazila Chairman

A meeting of The Mymensingh District Walking Committee has been held to strengthen family planning services and improve quality.  At noon on Wednesday (February 2) at the Mymensingh Sadar Upazila Chairman’s Office, the members of the District Working Committee meet with Upazila Chairman Ashraf Hossain to discuss the overall issues of the ‘Strengthening Family Planning […]

Orientation Meeting with Mymensingh District Administration and Stakeholders

Orientation meeting with Mymensingh District Administration and stakeholders through the “Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy Project” organized by Mymensingh District administration and SERAC-Bangladesh was held on January 30, 2022 in the city. The meeting discussed in detail the project aims, objectives, various strategies for implementation of activities and the role of the District Advocacy Working […]

Orientation Meeting with Kishoreganj  District Administration and Stakeholders

Orientation meeting with Kishoreganj District Administration and stakeholders on the “Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy Project” organized by Kishoreganj District administration and SERAC-Bangladesh was held in the meeting room of the Kishoreganj District Administration. The meeting discussed in detail the project aims, objectives, various strategies for implementation of activities and the role of the District […]

SMART Advocacy Workshop

SERAC-Bangladesh hosted an AFP SMART Advocacy Approach Workshop in Gazipur during January 23-25, 2022 with the support from Marie Stopes Bangladesh. District family planning working group members from Mymensingh, Netrokona, and Kishoreganj participated in the two days long workshop and designed their workplan to ensure adequate budget allocation for family planning programs in their respective […]