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Now Is the Time to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Youth

August 14, 2014

There are more young people in the world today than at any other point in history. That means the world needs to prioritize the sexual and reproductive health of young people immediately, because the world can’t afford to wait. Our … Continue reading »

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

July 31, 2014

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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What’s the Difference Between the Helms Amendment and the Global Gag Rule?

July 31, 2014

Have you ever heard of the Helms Amendment? How about the Global Gag Rule? They’re both harmful U.S. policies that prevent women from getting the reproductive care they need. But how are they different? The Helms Amendment restricts funding for … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Kenyan Counties

July 28, 2014

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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The Hidden Family Planning Crisis of the Urban Poor

July 11, 2014

  Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. According to a new report released by the United Nations Population Division, by 2050, approximately 66 percent of the globe’s population will live in … Continue reading »

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Sex in the City: The Family Planning Needs of the Urban Poor

July 10, 2014

Today, 3.9 billion of us — more than half the world’s population — live in cities. By 2050, about two-thirds of us will live in urban areas. With so many people moving into cities, you might think they’re gaining access … Continue reading »

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Funding Family Planning Success

June 25, 2014

Country advocacy is critical to holding governments accountable for their FP2020 commitments. Yet too often civil society organizations simply don’t have the resources to support their efforts. The Opportunity Fund is a flexible source of funding for family planning advocacy … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »