Webinar Invitation: Social Norms: Promoting community support for family planning. May 31th, 2023, from 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva
Dear Colleagues and Partners,
Please join us on May 31th, 2023, from 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva for a webinar on Social Norms: Promoting community support for family planning, the latest installment of our High Impact Practices webinar series.
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What is the proven high-impact practice in family planning?
Implement interventions that address social norms to support an individual’s or couple’s decision-making power to meet their reproductive intentions.
An individual’s or couple’s decisions and behaviors around contraception and reproductive health are influenced not only by their individual knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes but also by informal and mostly unwritten rules of the communities where they live known as “social norms.”
Social norms define acceptable and appropriate actions within a given community or group. They are sustained and enforced by people whose opinions or behaviors matter to an individual (e.g., sexual partners, friends, peers, family members, religious or community leaders). These individuals are known as reference groups. Individuals who do not act in accordance with social norms may face sanctions, such as ostracism or lowering of status. Social norms that affect an individual’s or couple’s decisions and behaviors around contraception and reproductive health include norms related to who has the power to make decisions; when and how many children to have; who is allowed and when it is appropriate to engage in sexual activity; and who is allowed and when it is appropriate to seek health services.
Download the HIP brief here, and register for the webinar today. We look forward to your participation!
For more information about the HIPs and to view previous webinars, please visit: https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/.
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Ados V. May, MPA | WHO/IBP Network | Senior Technical Advisor
m: +1 202 999 8816 |email: amay@... |www.ibpnetwork.org
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