On 11 July, world leaders will descend on London for a global summit on family planning, aiming to raise “unprecedented political commitment and resources” to expand access to family planning information, services and supplies in developing countries around the world.
Before the summit, The Guardian is running a crowd sourcing project and would like to hear your views on the main obstacles to accessing contraception in your community and what you would you say if you had a place at the decision-making table.
There are a number of ways to get involved. Visit this link http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jul/03/family-planning-access-statistics?intcmp=122 to complete an anonymous survey or add a comment.
If you have an article that you think would be suitable, please post it to the KC website for editing, it will then be tweeted to The Guardian using the hashtag #barrier2access.
Articles that have recently been published on the KC site on this subject will also be tweeted (if your article is one of these we will let you know).
The Guardian then aims to map the challenges and obstacles raised by your input. It will be updating its word cloud daily and looking at other ways to use the information received to tell stories about the challenges faced so this is a great opportunity to get KC voices heard on an international stage.
If you are thinking of writing an article and would like some background information, have a look at the Alliance’s talking points on family planning.