Advocacy Guides


The 11 Step Guide to Ensuring Public-Sector Contraceptive Financing and Expenditure

March 4, 2014

This guide contains lessons learned from practice experience tracking contraceptives financing in Uganda and Tanzania. The 11-step guide is a ‘living document,’ which can be further refined in-country, but sets out practical steps for policymakers, civil society and other stakeholders … 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 »


Weathering Change Advocacy Guide

September 22, 2011

Weathering Change documents how family planning, girls’ education, sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation are part of the solution. As the world’s population hits 7 billion in 2011, the film calls for expanding access to contraception and empowering women to help … Continue reading »


What You Need to Know About PEPFAR and the Global Health Initiative

July 22, 2010

Described as the foundation upon which the Global Health Initiative (GHI) rests, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is undergoing significant change. HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment remain the focus of PEPFAR, yet the GHI mandates that PEPFAR—along … 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 »


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 »


Young People’s Initiative Documentary Screening Guide

July 1, 2010

Why Host a Youth Screening of a PAI Documentary? Documentary films are a powerful advocacy and education tool that put a human face on global challenges around family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, the environment,and gender norms. Screening PAI documentaries … Continue reading »