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No Exceptions: How The Helms Amendment Hurts Women And Endangers Lives

The Helms Amendment is a longstanding legislative restriction on the U.S. government’s international family planning and reproductive health program that hampers critical efforts to address the serious problem of unsafe abortion around the world. The Amendment prohibits the use of … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Kenyan Counties

The combined effects of climate change and rapid population growth are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in the 47 newly-defined counties in Kenya. Unless these issues are fully prioritized in development strategies and implemented in an integrated … Continue reading »

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Data Shows Americans Support International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The latest data shows an overwhelming number of Americans from every political party in every area of the country support international family planning and reproductive health. Surprised? The data speaks for itself: 91 percent of Americans believe “every woman on … Continue reading »

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Integrated Population, Health and Environment: More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Population, Health and Environment (PHE) is an integrated community-based approach to development. PHE projects acknowledge and address the complex connections between families, their health, and their environment. Learn more by downloading PAI’s PHE brief.

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Gender-Based Violence: A Threat to Women’s Reproductive Health

Gender-based violence (GBV) knows no boundaries. It cuts across societies, classes, races, religions and ethnicities, affecting an estimated one in three women in the course of her lifetime. While some acts of GBV have garnered public attention, such as armed … Continue reading »

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10 Things You Should Know About Family Planning and the Demographic Dividend

The demographic dividend is the economic growth that may result from changes to a country’s age structure. The shifts in age structure are driven by a transition from people living short lives and having large families to living long lives … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Kenya

The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics in Kenya are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. However, these two issues are not prioritized and addressed together in the country’s development plans. The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) … Continue reading »

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Why Population Matters to Security

Demographic trends influence political stability and security. Over the past several decades, countries in which at least 60 percent of the population is younger than 30 have been more likely to experience outbreaks of conflict than countries with a more … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa – Policy Brief

Population growth is occurring more rapidly in Africa than in other regions of the world, increasing vulnerability to climate change impacts and undermining sustainable development efforts on the continent. Indeed, most sub-Saharan development policies note that the region’s rapid population … Continue reading »

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Population, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Malawi

Malawi is one of 15 population and climate change hotspots characterized by a high population growth rate, a high projected decline in agricultural production, and low resilience to climate change. In addition, Malawi faces severe water scarcity. The combined effects … Continue reading »

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