We’re in talks with 15 to 20 countries and we’ve also spoken to foundations
As well as contacting a number of European countries that we work with on these issues, we’re also in touch with countries in South America and Africa, as well as the foundations. It’s important to have the broadest possible support for the fund.
Norway are the latest country to join the international initiative, as Reuters reports, pledging $10 million, joining Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Canada and Cape Verde.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in a statement:
The government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by 85 million Norwegian crowns ($10 million) compared with 2016.
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At a time when this agenda has come under pressure, a joint effort is particularly important.