Advocacy Guides


A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund

August 28, 2009

Karen Hardee, Jill Gay and Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Integrating RH and HIV can greatly contribute to mitigating the AIDS pandemic by reducing unintended pregnancy; preventing perinatal transmission; expanding to more target groups; reducing gender based violence; meeting the needs of people … Continue reading »


Abstaining from Reality

February 1, 2007

Filmed in Kenya and Uganda, this 9-minute documentary provides a snapshot of the Bush administration’s abstinence-only approach to HIV prevention as part of its global HIV/AIDS assistance. Abstaining from Reality examines how these ideologically-driven programs are actually endangering the lives of the … Continue reading »


Eight Facts About the Global Gag Rule

February 11, 2011

Ever since the Global Gag Rule (also known as the Mexico City Policy) was first introduced in 1984, conservative U.S. politicians have used abortion politics in the U.S. to block access to contraceptives for women in developing countries. Over and … Continue reading »


EC and GGR

January 1, 2003

While family planning opponents often misrepresent emergency contraception (EC) as medical abortion, in reality, EC is the only method of post-coital contraception. The purpose of this guide is to set the record straight: emergency contraception is just that – contraception … Continue reading »


Empty Handed Advocacy Guide

June 7, 2010

Empty Handed tells the story of women’s lack of access to reproductive health supplies in sub-Saharan Africa, and its impact on their lives. Continue reading »


Empty Shelves, Empty Hands Advocacy Guide

November 6, 2013

Despite dramatic improvements in family planning and sexual and reproductive health across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), persistent socioeconomic disparities demand that governments address weak policy frameworks, legal and regulatory barriers, and an inconsistent range of contraceptive methods. In … Continue reading »


Finding Balance – Forests and Family Planning in Madagascar

April 1, 2005

Filmed in Madagascar, this 9-minute documentary explores the linkages between population growth and environmental destruction in one of the world’s most biologically unique places. Finding Balance profiles Voahary Salama, a local organization working to preserve the island’s rainforest by integrating … Continue reading »


In One Place Advocacy Guide

July 19, 2012

Integration means offering family planning/ reproductive health and HIV services together at the same time and in the same facility. It is a client-centered, rights-based approach that improves lives for women and youth living with and at risk of HIV. Continue reading »


Population and Environment: Where We’re Headed and What We Can Do

May 20, 2011

Many environmental problems will be easier to address if world population peaks at 8 billion rather than 11 billion. The good news: there is already a global consensus on how to slow population growth, with programs that improve human well-being … Continue reading »


Review of Polling on Family Planning

October 26, 2011

The November election took a toll on U.S. Congressional support for international family planning but PAI’s research shows that the new members are deeply out of touch with American voters. PAI conducted an election-night poll which found the majority of … Continue reading »