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Bird-Dogging Birth Control

On International Women’s Day, people around the world should ask: “How do we involve, educate and inspire girls globally?” We believe that access to contraception and comprehensive sex education are two non-negotiable pieces of this formula. We have progressed far … Continue reading »

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Global Fund turns 10, but where’s the party?

Originally published on Global Post Last week, amidst all the furor over pink ribbons and the Komen Foundation, another, quieter story unfolded.  Without much fanfare, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria turned 10. Over its first decade, … Continue reading »

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Reproductive Rights

By Emily Barcklow, Projects Coordinator, and María Eugenia Romero, Executive Director, at Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia. A little over a month ago, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled in favor of the constitutionality of the abortion law reform … Continue reading »

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World Population Day Congressional Briefing

PAI’s U.S. Government Relations Team wrote this report. On Thursday, July 10, PAI and a coalition of more than a dozen partner organizations, including the United Nations Foundation, the Centre for Development & Population Activities (CEDPA), the Communications Consortium Media … Continue reading »

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Family Planning in the Philippines: A Global Wake-Up Call for Policymakers

“Birthrates Help Keep Filipinos in Poverty” – that’s the headline of an April 21, 2008 Washington Post article highlighting the plight of a growing number of poor women in the Philippines who lack access to one of the most basic … Continue reading »

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Government Censorship: No Joke

As a librarian for over 30 years, I’ve seen my share of April Fools jokes. But this year’s seemed more outrageous—and less funny—than in previous years. A librarian at the University of California/San Francisco Medical Center sent an inquiry to … Continue reading »

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U.S. HIV/AIDS and Family Planning/Reproductive Health Assistance: A Growing Disparity Within PEPFAR Focus Countries

HIV Prevalence Rates and Unmet Need for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Since the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2004, U.S. foreign assistance to fight HIV/AIDS has laudably increased in the program’s fifteen … Continue reading »

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US FY 2008 Foreign Assistance “Endgame”

More than two months after the beginning of the new 2008 fiscal year, the White House and Congress have finally reached agreement on a massive FY 2008 omnibus spending bill. Here is a summary of the international family planning and … Continue reading »

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A World Fit for Children (Plus Five)

Earlier this week, PAI staff Kate Tibone and Sarah Haddock were in New York City, attending the UN Special Session on Children. This meeting is a follow-up to review progress made in the past 5 years toward meeting the goals … Continue reading »

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No Contraception for You: Stockouts in Tanzania

Thirty minutes outside Arusha on the way to Nairobi and then 3km along a dirt road is the Selian Lutheran Hospital. One of 20 Lutheran hospitals across the country, the Selian facility serves the primarily Maasai population in the surrounding … Continue reading »

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