A voluntary network of Civil Society Organizations for promoting family planning

Duration: 2017- Ongoing

Forty five Bihar-based Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have come together to work voluntarily to promote family planning - emphasizing autonomy for women to exercise choice in reproductive matters, delaying and spacing of children and limiting family size. The objective is to help achieve the FP2020 goal for Bihar i.e. 71.25 lakh new users of contraception. Agragami currently coordinates this network, building capacity and documenting stories of champions who work in the field to promote family planning. The approach used by the network is for each member to incorporate messages on family planning into as many of their on-going community-based programs as possible.

Members also advocate with the block and the district level health system to improve access to contraception and contraceptive services. Advocacy events and news stories shared with the press are also used as a means of building general awareness on the importance of family planning.