Shifting Power and Advancing Equity in Global Health

ICFP Subcommittee and community dedicated to shifting power and accelerating efforts to advance equity in global health

Community FAQ

What do you do?

The Power Shifting community aims to call attention to the inequities existing in SRHR research, program implementation, and policy advocacy as well as hold space for important conversations on shifting power and accelerating equity in reproductive health.

Who is involved?
The Power Shifting community looks to engage professionals committed to learning, understanding, and shifting power in SRHR. The community has forged a partnership with the World Health Organization’s IBP Network to create the Power Shifting in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Community of Practice. 
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For more information about the ICFP Power Shifting Subcommittee, please contact Goodness Odey, ICFP Power Shifting Co-Chair [info@ theicfp.org].

About the ICFP Power Shifting Subcommittee

You can help shift power and accelerate efforts to advance equity in global health.

Colonialism and its legacy are part of our shared human history. The social structures, funding models, and knowledge generation practices that define global health are rooted in a history of inequality, exploitation, and racism. For the community that focuses on populations, this is also a history of coercion, population control, and eugenics. This history may not be un-done and prior calls to challenge this legacy, have fallen short. There is a growing awareness and pressure to address this as the world moves to ‘de-colonize’ global health.

ICFP 2025 Power Shifting Co-Chairs

Goodness Odey

Goodness Odey

News

ICFP Year in Review: Transforming Family Planning Globally – A Dynamic Platform for Innovation, Insights, and Impact

ICFP Year in Review: Transforming Family Planning Globally – A Dynamic Platform for Innovation, Insights, and Impact

Power Shifting Video Highlight

Opportunities for Meaningful Engagement in Shifting Power in SRHR

The new Power Shifting in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Community of Practice hosted its inaugural meeting on 13 July 2023 to introduce its objectives and hear about opportunities for meaningful engagement with local community-based organizations and young people in power shifting. Watch the event below in English & French!

ICFP Power Shifting Photo Highlights

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