Program and Governance:
Family Planning Association of Pakistan was founded in 1953. It affiliated with International Planned Parenthood Federation, London a year later. It faced many ups and downs but continued its pioneering work amidst tough resistance. Starting from one room operations it has now emerged as the largest service provider in the field of RH/FP in Pakistan. Recently, it has renamed itself as RAHNUMA which means a guide (for development and prosperity), while positioning itself to respond to the challenges of the new age.
The FPAP adheres to the Federation’s standards of membership responsibility, normative standards and policies. Governance of the organization vests in its volunteers.
iii) Adolescents and catering to their SRH needs (youth help lines, youth resource centers, youth friendly clinics, youth empowerment activities, both for girl children and boys.
iv) PAC/MR, minimizing the risk of unsafe abortions.
v) AIDS/HIV, combating HIV/AIDS. Sustainability,
Leadership and Governance strategy is to provide support to the program. To promote service delivery, organization also implements women empowerment and youth empowerment programs with the provision of micro credits in collaboration with Khushhali Bank. Organization also implements projects in collaboration with Pakistan Election Commission to promote political rights of women and to ensure that women get elected as counselors and in parliaments of the country. Humanitarian efforts are increasingly coming on the agenda of Rahnuma-FPAP.