Culture Matters: Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations

November 30, 2003

In this report the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) highlights its efforts to support culturally sensitive programs focused on gender equity and reproductive health. Case studies from country programs in Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Uganda, and Yemen describe a decade's worth of successes and challenges that come with partnerships with community- and faith-based organizations. The report concludes by arguing that integrating cultural analysis and strengthening cooperation with these groups can have an important positive impact on UNFPA programs.

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