Partners in Progress: Innovating to Improve and Increase Male Engagement in Family Planning
To promote male engagement (ME) in family planning in Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso, the Transform/PHARE project developed and piloted innovative approaches, including a Human Centered Design (HCD) project in Côte d'Ivoire focusing on men in the informal employment sector and an innovation lab in Burkina Faso aimed at increasing ME in FP.
These activities were designed to explore and address men and boys as users of contraceptive methods, supportive partners of FP use, decision makers, social influencers, and agents of change. The project piloted ME in FP approaches in order to increase modern contraceptive use, promote shared decision making between couples, stimulate conversations about the negative impacts of rigid gender roles, and actively address gender inequalities.
This "SPARK" page describes the project methodologies, explains how they were carried out, and includes evalution data.
More Male Engagement resources
- Birth Spacing and Family Welfare Sermons
- Community Communication MNCH e-Manual: Participatory Health Promotion Sessions
- FGM Infographics
- Reaching First-Time Parents and Young Married Women for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Burkina Faso
- HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming: Innovative Approaches to Integrated Service Delivery
- Men as More than Partners: Increasing Men’s Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services through SBCC
- Essential Considerations for Engaging Men and Boys for Improved Family Planning Outcomes
- Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database: Male Engagement in Reproductive Health Programs
- The ECHO Study Report
- Family Planning Counselling Kit