FPAN is a leading national NGO in the field of sexual and reproductive health and it contributes about 25-30% in national family planning programs. FPAN's current programs are focused on 5As including, adolescent, abortion, HIV/AIDS, advocacy and access. Gender is a cross cutting issue in all 5As.
FPAN envisages a world in future where every woman, man and young person has the right and access to sexuality and reproductive health information and services, in which SRH choices are fully respected; stigma and discrimination have no place; and all have a better quality of life.
The highest structure of the organization is the Central Council represented by elected members from different branches and representatives from relevant agencies. The participation of at least one female and one youth representative has been made mandatory.
Established in 1959, FPAN became an associate member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in 1960 and full-fledged member in 1969. Prior to its establishment, the concept of family planning was new and considered against religion, tradition and socio-cultural values in Nepal.
FPAN programs were expanded from three districts in the 1960s to 15 districts in the 1970s and again to 34 districts in 2009. It is planning to establish 2 new branches soon. The program focus of FPAN has been changing gradually to adjust its program thrust and activities.
FPAN recently organized a 3-day long APB Interaction programme attended by the SM Team along with branch managers & accountants from all over the country. It was held from March 22nd to 24th in the Central Office premises.
FPAN peer education program was featured in The Guardian(Click here) of UK on March 13, 2013. The success stories and cases of peer and CSE program were collected from Kavre and Banke district and girls trafficking from Dang district. The visit was made by journalist Rachel and photographer Greame from Guardian Paper (Consultant sent by IPPF) in 2012.
FPAN orgnanized an interaction programme at its permises on Friday, March 8th to mark the International Women's Day 2013. The focus was on action to end violence against women.