Tuesday, July 8, 2008

World Population Day 11th July 2008

In 1968, world leaders proclaimed that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children.

Forty years later, modern contraception remains out of reach for hundreds of millions of women, men and young people.

This year's theme, "Plan Your Future: Plan Your Family" is a chance to build awareness of the importance of voluntary family planning to a wide range of development issues, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health, human rights and environmental protection.
It encourages activities, events and information that will help make this right real – especially for those who often have the hardest time getting the information and services they need to plan their families, such as marginalized populations and young people.

When people can plan their families, they can plan their lives. They can plan to beat poverty. They can plan on healthier mothers and children. They can plan to gain equality for women. Plan to support World Population Day this year!

Plan to beat poverty. Plan to gain equality. Plan to beat maternal death.

Know more: http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/

Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

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