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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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A Starting Point for Rights-Based Family Planning

December 19, 2013

Since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action, there has been a global consensus that human rights and reproductive rights are core principles of family planning programs. Many donors, developing countries, and implementing partners are guided … Continue reading »

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The Economics of Birth Control

November 12, 2013

Spending $1 and getting $4 back sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it? Well for every $1 we invest in family planning, we save $4 in other areas like education, public health, and water and sanitation. It’s time to cash … Continue reading »

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10 Things You Should Know About Family Planning and the Demographic Dividend

November 12, 2013

The demographic dividend is the economic growth that may result from changes to a country’s age structure. The shifts in age structure are driven by a transition from people living short lives and having large families to living long lives … Continue reading »

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PAI’s Newest Newsletter: 2020Vision

November 11, 2013

This is the first in a new series of global family planning policy insight and analysis from PAI. It will cover issues ranging from FP2020 and the Post2015 agenda to reproductive health supplies to budget advocacy. To sign up, visit … Continue reading »

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Thanks and Spanks for Family Planning Donors

November 6, 2013

For our latest infographic, we compared each donor’s actual funding for family planning and reproductive health to their fair share of funding. Then we ranked them based on how close they come to meeting their fair share. Rankings can be … Continue reading »

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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 »

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