Established in 1949, Family Planning Association of India is a voluntary non-governmental organization, which pioneered the family planning movement in India. FPA India works on a wide range of SRHR issues encompassing family planning, maternal health, child survival, HIV/AIDS, safe abortion, reproductive tract cancer screening and prevention, gender empowerment and young people, and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV). Key strategies include ensuring access to high quality SRH services and strengthening health systems; strengthening access to information and services for young people; comprehensive sexuality education; capacity building of health care providers and community volunteers on SRHR issues; engaging with communities and individuals to change gender disparity and promote SRHR; promoting livelihood opportunities for economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable and advocacy for policy change at the national and state level.
FPA India reaches a population of more than 30 million annually, on an average. Presently, FPA India operates through 45 Branches and Projects across 18 States, supported by more than 3000 community based volunteers and more than 1000 staff. Services are provided through 39 Reproductive Health and Family Planning Centres (RHFPCs), 19 Urban Family Welfare Centres (UFWC) that are government funded, 19 satellite clinics, 229 associated clinics, 56 outreach service units with support from 510 CBDs, 119 private physicians and 33 other agencies.
During the year 2020, SRH services were provided to 4.2 million clients, of which nearly 40% were young people below the age of 24 years.
Vision: All people empowered to enjoy their sexual and reproductive health choices and rights in an India free from stigma and discrimination
Mission: A voluntary commitment to SRHR to ADVOCATE for and ENABLE gender equality and empowerment for all including poor and vulnerable people, ENSURE information, education and services, POWERED by knowledge, innovation and technology towards sustainable development.
USPs of FPAI:
Pioneer- The largest and oldest Civil Society Organisation in India and the founding member of IPPF in 1952. FPAI is the driving force to make India the first country in the world to include family planning in the country’s Planning Commission.
Strategic Partner- A key member of government committees on SRH and FP matters, FPAI is a leading SRH advocate in the country including Pratigya campaign- a coalition that works towards protecting and advancing women’s rights and their access to safe abortion care in India, working with governments, organisations and media at the national and state levels.
Far-reaching - FPAI, with its strong franchise of service delivery points including 41 static clinics distributed across the country delivers vital SRH services to the unreached, like tribal populations, LGBTQI, prison inmates, and communities affected by humanitarian crises.
Enterprising : FPAI has nurtured support from corporates and large private foundations to implement not only SRH services through CSR initiatives but also hosting sports and cultural events including the prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM)ranked amongst the top 10 marathons in the world.
Innovative : FPAI is taking big strides in adoption of Self-Care and Digital Health interventions in delivering SRH services and to that effect hosted a business initiative as a part of the Global Strategic Plan of IPPF, Frontiers in SRHR Access for Women and Youth.