Linkages between Family Planning and Women Empowerment

08 December 2017

Under the patronage of the office of the Minister of State for Women's Affairs, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada, and in collaboration with Beirut Arab University (BAU), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized an awareness creation thematic panel on "Linkages between Family Planning and Women Empowerment”. During this session, Minister Mr. Jean Oghassabian, Canada ambassador Ms. Emmanuelle Lamoureux, and Head of UNFPA office in Lebanon Ms. Asma Kurdahi emphasized the importance of the subject of discussion. Dr. Issam Shaarani, principal investigator of the research conducted by a team of medical students from BAU, presented the key findings of the study funded by UNFPA on Family Planning Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Syrian Refugees. Other discussions on the panel were mainly related to the transformative agenda of UNFPA in promoting access to family planning.




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