The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly at CPD

April 21, 2014

  Last week, governments and civil society came together for the 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD). This CPD was particularly important because 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population … Continue reading »


When Words Aren’t Enough: Who’s Holding Governments Accountable on Rights?

March 20, 2014

With the release of new guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) on “Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services,”  there is renewed discussion around shaping and implementing family planning policies and programs that respect, protect … Continue reading »


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March 18, 2014

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Policy Brief

Data Shows Americans Support International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

March 12, 2014

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 »


Advocacy Guide

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 »


Policy Brief

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

February 26, 2014

What is PHE? 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. Why integrate PHE? People … Continue reading »



Transformation Doesn’t Happen Over Night

January 27, 2014

How can we best help countries realize their existing commitments to rights and ensure that rights-based approaches are the standard for all countries? These are the questions at the heart of an emerging dialogue in the family planning and reproductive … Continue reading »


The Song Remains the Same—Status Quo for Family Planning Funding and Policy in FY 2014 Omnibus

January 23, 2014

After a three-month delay, Congress passed and the President signed on January 17th a trillion dollar omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3547 ) to fund the federal government during fiscal year 2014. In what passes for good news these days, funding … Continue reading »

Policy Brief

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

January 10, 2014

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 »



Endgame Negotiations Set to Commence—How Will Family Planning Fare in FY 2014?

December 19, 2013

While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy, yesterday’s Senate passage of a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement (H.J. Res. 59) sets the stage for … Continue reading »