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Ford Foundation Working with Visionaries on the Frontlines of Social Change Worldwide
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Overview

The goal of this work is to develop national reproductive and sexual health policies and laws supported by regional and international standards.

The Challenge

Human rights include sexual and reproductive rights, yet many governments fail to provide quality services or adopt and enforce health policies and laws that work for all.

The global consequences of government inaction are dire: Sexual and gender violence, pervasive discrimination, and inadequate sexual and reproductive health services result in the death or injury of millions of women, men, and children every year.

Where programs do exist, the most marginalized are frequently denied access to services and information based on their age, gender, HIV status, sexuality, race, ethnicity or economic status.

What We're Doing

We focus on strengthening the capacity of key leaders across the legal and health sectors to advocate for proven best practices and effective policy reforms. We also support organizing and advocacy among those who are most affected by these challenges, and collaborations among movements that address related social inequities.

Across all this work, the rights of young people and girls in particular are recognized and addressed.

We believe that promoting and protecting sexual and reproductive rights is critical to building strong families and communities.

Learn more about how our strategies and approaches shape our grant making.


What We're Following

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Team

  • Margaret Hempel
  • David Hulse
  • Ana Luisa Liguori
  • Lourdes A. Rivera
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