House Bill Still a Family Planning Fixer-Upper, But One Important Repair Made for Peace Corps Volunteers

June 24, 2014

  Earlier this afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved an FY 2015 State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations bill that funds the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. The bill was adopted … Continue reading »


Good News & Bad News on Family Planning and Reproductive Health Appropriations

June 20, 2014

This was a busy week for House and Senate appropriators on the FY 2015 State Department and foreign operations appropriations bills, with widely different results for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy. First, the good news. … Continue reading »


It’s Complicated: Anti-LGBT Laws Leave No Easy Answers for SRHR Advocates

June 9, 2014

  Recently at PAI, we were presented with the opportunity to partner with a local African civil society organization (CSO) to advance women’s access to reproductive and maternal health. At PAI, our preference is to work with local CSOs, as … Continue reading »

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These Three Cheap Drugs Can Save Moms’ Lives

May 8, 2014

In our first #MomsMatter infographic, we told you we have a problem. A big one. Every two minutes, 800 mothers die in pregnancy of childbirth, and almost all these deaths take place in the developing world. Three cheap drugs could … Continue reading »

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Do You Believe #MomsMatter?

May 5, 2014

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that a woman dies every two minutes from pregnancy or child birth. The good news is that the medication that can save these women’s lives is less than $1 … Continue reading »

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Global Gag Rule Timeline

April 30, 2014

The Global Gag Rule (GGR) was a U.S. health policy that prohibited funding to foreign aid organizations that provided abortion services. The Gag Rule was first imposed by the Reagan administration in 1984. It was rescinded in 1993 by President Clinton, … Continue reading »


Dollars and Sense: Budget Advocacy for Reproductive Health Event Report

April 29, 2014

While organizations worldwide have started to advocate to mobilize government funding to meet public sector reproductive health needs, there have been few opportunities for these organizations to come together to share information and resources. PAI hosted “Dollars and Sense” at … Continue reading »



Worth the Wait: President’s FY 2015 Budget Request for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

April 21, 2014

  Late in the day on Friday, the Obama Administration released their complete budget request for foreign assistance for fiscal year 2015, including for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. Although arriving six weeks after the initial release … Continue reading »


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly at CPD

April 21, 2014

  Last week, governments and civil society came together for the 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD). This CPD was particularly important because 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population … Continue reading »


When Words Aren’t Enough: Who’s Holding Governments Accountable on Rights?

March 20, 2014

With the release of new guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) on “Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services,”  there is renewed discussion around shaping and implementing family planning policies and programs that respect, protect … Continue reading »