This year on World Contraception Day — observed on September 26, 2020 — 120 Under 40: The Next Generation of Family Planning Leaders celebrated 60 years of empowering women to choose if and when to have children with a special webinar titled, “Driving Ingenuity in Family Planning: Learnings from Youth-Led Programs.”
As Ingenuity Fund winners, panelists Morenike Fajemisin, Kizanne James, Peter Ngure, and Laraib Abid discussed the inception, application, execution, and finalization of their winning youth-led family planning projects with moderator June Low guiding the discussion. Projects ranged from mobile applications that provide both counseling and contraceptive referrals to designing programs that awarded bold health workers who are actively working to eliminate the stigma of young people and contraception. Panelists also discussed their inspiration for working to change the family planning landscape for the better. The webinar recording is now available in English and French.