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Strategic Approaches for Engaging Religious Leaders in Family Planning in Senegal

April 3, 2017

In Senegal, many people are uncertain what their religious traditions teach about birth spacing and family planning. Since 2014, WFDD has supported the work of the Cadre des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (CRSD), an interfaith association of Senegalese faith leaders, to promote maternal and child health and clarify religious teachings on family planning. This poster provides an overview of CRSD’s mission and activities, focusing notably on CRSD’s exploration of what Islamic teachings say about family planning; workshops for women’s religious community groups; and CRSD’s exchange visits within the region to encourage the engagement of faith leaders in promoting birth spacing and improve collaboration between faith communities, governments, and other stakeholders. This poster was presented at the annual Ouagadougou Partnership conference in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in December 2016 by WFDD Executive Director Katherine Marshall and CRSD President Sheikh Saliou Mbacké. 

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