Strategic Plan Framework 2016-2019
FPAN Vision: All Nepalese people are free to make choices about their sexuality and wellbeing without any discrimination.
This strategy focuses on four outcomes.
Outcome 1: Nepal government respects, protects and fulfils sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality
Compared to many governments in the developing world Nepal government has been more flexible and adaptive to changing times. Curbing fertility through family planning was adopted by the government of Nepal as early as 1968; couples particularly women are encouraged to plan their family size by practicing birth control measures. Also as mentioned earlier abortion has been legalized. Consequently there is high degree of sexual and reproductive freedom in Nepal. Gender equality is also gaining ground in Nepal. The government of Nepal does respect sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality but still it needs to formulate more policies and enact laws to protect and fulfill sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality. Government high level strategies are needed to strengthen and expand efficient and cost effective service delivery in reaching out to more clients with more services in hard to reach locations where poor and vulnerable people reside. The strategies should include implementation of IPES in static and outreach services, ensuring quality of care, rights based programming, task shifting and sharing, comprehensive provision and integrated SRH services.
Outcome 2: Nepalese people empowered to act freely on their sexual and reproductive health and rights
Despite all positive trends on sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality fronts because of age old value system sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality need to be promoted and strengthened. Couples particularly the wife does not enjoy freedom of sexual rights and reproduction as she is under pressure to give birth to the desired number of children, desired by husband or in-laws or friends and neighbours. In addition she has to have the right sex composition of children. Girls are forced to get married early in age despite the fact the law prohibits marriage before 18. Similarly spacing cannot be done as desired by wife. FPAN is well recognized as a strong agency in addressing dominant social and gender norms and autonomy and agency through comprehensive sexuality education and positive messaging on SRHR and most importantly empowerment of women and young girls. FPAN will continue its social transformation approach to target the structural causes as well as the symptoms of gender inequality leading to a lasting change in the power relations and choices women have over their own lives. Many young populations still lack knowledge on sexual and reproductive health and rights and this is much more so in rural hinterlands.
Outcome 3: A high quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services delivered
In many parts of the country basic sexual and reproductive health services are not available let alone quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services. Therefore the health service delivery points need to be extensively improved to address quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services.
Outcome 4: A high performing, accountable and strong FPAN
In order to accomplish the above three outcomes, FPAN, as a leading and pioneer NGO in population and reproductive health sector needs to upgrade it to a high performing, accountable and strong organization.