Today, Thursday 25 January, the International Development Committee has published its report on The FCDO’s approach to sexual and reproductive health.
The report reveals that since 2020 the UK has slashed ODA spending on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with a devastating impact on women and girls. Existing project budgets were cut or cancelled entirely, often with little to no notice. FCDO funding to multilateral organisations working on sexual and reproductive health was cut, with the deepest impact on the most marginalised, particularly women and girls and people with disabilities.
In reaction to the report, Bond’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Gideon Rabinowitz said:
This report adds to the pile of evidence of the devastating impact the cuts to the UK aid budget have had on women, girls, and marginalised groups. The priorities of the UK aid budget urgently need to be refocused on supporting the most marginalised people and tackling poverty and inequality.
Notes for editors
- The IDC report is available to read online.
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