Guideline for Population & Development Projects

RFPD - Guideline for Population & Development Projects

1. The Programme of Action delivered from the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development which was agreed to by 182 governments represented at the conference, serves as a guide for ICP&Ds Population & Development work. It includes:

  • Extending and improving family planning and reproductive health services
  • Expanding population policy to include economic development and education
  • Improving the status of women
  • Linking environment and sustainable development to population
  • Investing in the health and development of children, especially girls
  • Emphasizing male responsibility for sexual reproductive and parenting behaviour

2. Projects should attempt to include participation and support from other agencies and/or foundations involved in population and development works including local, national and international organizations. When associating with other organizations care should be taken to ensure that Rotarians remain actively involved in the work, and that association is only with organizations whose published policies are consistent with the ideals contained in paragraph 3-6 below.

3. Project concepts must be respectful of local cultural and religious customs with the respect to family and reproductive values. Toward this end, projects ideally should be conceived and detailed by the local Rotary sponsoring organization.

4. Projects must not provide any services or supplies, directly or indirectly, that include abortions or other form of premature induced delivery, whether legal or not in the project locale.

5. Projects must respect the rights of the client, providing choice, privacy, dignity, comfort and opinion. Project clients must participate on a complete voluntary basis, without pressure, material inducement or compensation.

6. Projects should avoid targeting certain numbers of children per family or fertility rates, these things being better left to the discretion of the individual family units. Generally, projects will achieve improvement in these measurement areas by directing attention toward the underlying causes.


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