Partnerships & Projects

After the successful release of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission report in 2018, the Commission built on this momentum by hosting dozens of events with stakeholders around the world—including in Accra, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Geneva, London and Rio de Janeiro—and developing engagement opportunities in global and regional spaces. In 2019, the Commission expanded this ongoing work by initiating country-level engagement through partnerships with civil society organizations in three countries: Lebanon, Mexico and Zambia. The aim of this collaborative work is to integrate the report’s findings and recommendations in support of local advocacy efforts. Read on for more information about the Commission’s three partners.



ABAAD–Resource Center for Gender Equality is a United Nations Economic and Social Council–accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable, social and economic development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Its more than 120 activists, lawyers, consultants, social workers, researchers and volunteers creatively test new approaches as part of a larger effort to achieve an equitable society free of hegemonic masculinities and gender-based violence. Alongside the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, ABAAD is also the co-chair of the National Technical Task Force to End GBV against Women and Girls.


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Balance is a feminist civil society organization that advocates for policies and programs to advance sexual and reproductive rights at the national, regional and global levels. Applying a social justice lens to its activities, the organization promotes a positive approach to young women’s sexuality, respect for sexual and gender diversity, adolescents’ agency and improved abortion access through Fondo MARIA, the only abortion fund in Latin America.


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Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) is a volunteer-based nonpolitical, nongovernmental organization advancing the cause of sexual and reproductive health in Zambia. A member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, PPAZ advocates for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, men and young people—especially the vulnerable—and provides high-quality, youth-focused sexual and reproductive health services.

Contact the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: [email protected]