Last night Annie and Tali Lennox attended the opening of The London Summit on Family Planning. On 11 July 2012 the UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with UNFPA and other partners are hosting a groundbreaking summit that will mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.
Speaking about the summit Annie said: "The London Summit on Family Planning is an incredible step forward for women in developing countries. For years, a lack of vision on access to family planning has literally cost the lives and future opportunities of millions of women and girls. This global movement – to halve the number of women and girls who want to avoid pregnancy but don’t have access to contraception – is, I hope, the first step towards giving all women a fair chance in life."