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 »


The Silent Partner: HIV in Marriage

November 19, 2008

Women now account for half of the 33 million people living with HIV around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, home to two-thirds of the world’s people living with HIV, women are even harder hit, making up 60 percent of those … 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 »


Global Gag Rule Restrictions On U.S. Family Planning Assistance

July 11, 2006

(Updated report published as What You Need To Know About the Mexico City Policy Restrictions On U.S. Family Planning Assistance) On January 22, 2001—his second day in office—President George W. Bush announced the reinstatement of the restrictions on overseas health care … 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 »


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 »


What You Need to Know About the Global Gag Rule and U.S. HIV/AIDS Assistance: An Unofficial Guide

August 15, 2001

The Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, was reinstated in 2001. It is a complicated policy for which explanations are rarely brief. Consequently, it is widely misunderstood and often over-interpreted. Anecdotal evidence from the field strongly … Continue reading »