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The 5th African Population Conference

Here in lush, tranquil Arusha, Tanzania, a boisterous chorus of roosters greets you far too early in the morning as if to announce, “Welcome to the 5th African Population Conference!” Team PAI is here amidst the vast coffee and tea … Continue reading »

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Regional Advocacy Training in Fiji

Bula! (hello in Fiji). I am here in Fiji, taking part in a regional advocacy training for young people from the Pacific, put on by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, a sub-grantee of PAI’s. I arrived yesterday … Continue reading »

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Tomorrow, on World AIDS Day, let’s talk about sex.  80% of new HIV infections are sexually transmitted; let’s stop pretending that sex isn’t happening and start making it safer. This World AIDS Day—and every day after—we need to talk openly … Continue reading »

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A Remedy for PEPFAR’s Flaws: Comprehensive HIV Prevention

Question: What do you do with a $100 million U.S. government program that isn’t working?  The answer; you fix it.  Abstinence and be-faithful programs for youth in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are not meeting the needs … Continue reading »

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The Global Gag Rule in the Crosshairs

Women are dying from preventable causes and the U.S. is contributing to the problem. This was the grave truth repeated at last Wednesday’s hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Global Gag Rule (Mexico City policy)—the first … Continue reading »

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Keeping Reproductive Health Supplies on an Expanding Agenda

  Last week, experts from around the globe traveled to Washington to discuss an issue critical to the health of millions around the world—access to reproductive health supplies, notably contraceptives and condoms.  At the invitation of USAID, the Reproductive Health … Continue reading »

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A Measure of Survival: Where are Women at Highest Reproductive Risk?

  Over half a million women worldwide die every year in pregnancy or childbirth—largely from preventable causes.  In the developing world, pregnancy remains the leading killer of women in their reproductive years.  And for young girls between the age of … Continue reading »

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The Damaging Effects of the Global Gag Rule

“The impact [of the Global Gag Rule in Ghana] was immediate, deep and damaging,” — Matilda Owusu-Ansah of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG).   At a heavily attended briefing in Congress last week, renowned experts Dr. Joachim Osur, … Continue reading »

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Impact the Shape of Things to Come: Invest in Women and Youth

PAI’s recent study, The Shape of Things to Come: Why Age Structure Matters to a Safer, More Equitable World, was a hot topic in Washington last week when it drew a panel of experts to the Woodrow Wilson International Center … Continue reading »

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Appropriating Women’s Lives

While today technically marks the first day of the government’s fiscal year, the budget is still tied up in Congress’s lengthy appropriations process. Looming over the new budget is the President’s threat to veto a number of appropriations bills because … Continue reading »

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