Episode Summary

Worldwide, around 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy do not have access to safe family planning methods. What does this mean for health and development, and what can policymakers do about it? This question was one of the several topics discussed when Policy Forum’s Martyn Pearce and Crawford School’s Sharon Bessell sat down for a chat with Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Babatunde Osotimehin. On this week’s Policy Forum Pod, we discuss the role of the UNFPA in promoting women’s empowerment, and why there’s still a long way to go when it comes to gender equality. To listen to Dr Osotimehin's speech to Crawford School of Public Policy, as mentioned in the podcast, click here: https://soundcloud.com/anucrawford/tackling-global-health-by-dr-babatunde-osotimehin

Episode Notes

Worldwide, around 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy do not have access to safe family planning methods. What does this mean for health and development, and what can policymakers do about it? This question was one of the several topics discussed when Policy Forum’s Martyn Pearce and Crawford School’s Sharon Bessell sat down for a chat with Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Babatunde Osotimehin. On this week’s Policy Forum Pod, we discuss the role of the UNFPA in promoting women’s empowerment, and why there’s still a long way to go when it comes to gender equality. To listen to Dr Osotimehin's speech to Crawford School of Public Policy, as mentioned in the podcast, click here: https://soundcloud.com/anucrawford/tackling-global-health-by-dr-babatunde-osotimehin

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Policy Forum Pod is the podcast of Policy Forum.net - Asia and the Pacific's platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion. Policy Forum is based at Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.