Topic » International Policies

The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo created a platform signed by 185 countries that called for universal access to family planning and reproductive health services by 2015. U.N. Millennium Development Goals' target 5B also calls for universal access to reproductive health care.

PAI has tracked international commitments to family planning and held governments and donors accountable. Fulfilling the global demand for family planning can significantly reduce the costs of achieving the MDGs, especially those related to poverty, maternal health and education. PAI advocates that donor countries fully fund family planning and reproductive health services to help meet all of the Millenium Development Goals.



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 »


The Opportunity Fund for Family Planning Advocacy

November 13, 2013

Is it time to allow community health workers to provide injectables? Or to expand adolescents’ access to family planning information, services and supplies? Is there growing political support for increasing the family planning budget? The Fund is in search of … Continue reading »


In the Post-2015 Agenda, Youth Deserve a Seat at the Grown-Ups Table

August 12, 2013

More than half of the world’s population is under 25. Youth are not merely an ‘interest group’ in the Post-2015 agenda, and they deserve more than a thematic consultation or Google+ Hangout with the decision makers, the grown-ups. It is … Continue reading »


Con Las Manos Vacias: Delivering on the Right to Contraception

July 15, 2013

Too often, Latin American women go to a clinic for contraception, but they leave con las manos vacias — empty handed. When they return to the clinic, it will likely be for prenatal services. More than half of pregnancies in Latin … Continue reading »


Setting the Agenda: Why Women are Key to Post-2015 Development

June 7, 2013

“This will not work,” Latha responded, much to our surprise. “They will know,” she explained, “and they will demand them. They will beat us if we resist. We can hide our rupees throughout the house, or in the folds of … Continue reading »


New World Bank Report: Better Reproductive Health = Better World

May 28, 2013

The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health (shown above) for Women Deliver.  Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development. In … Continue reading »


Paying for Public Health Out of Our Own Pockets

May 1, 2013

Last week, UN Member States, civil society, regional commissions, observers and specialized agencies gathered in New York City for the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD).* This year’s theme was migration, and the negotiations produced a … Continue reading »


Promoting Accountability in the Next Development Framework

December 7, 2012

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can play a key role in ensuring accountability for meeting commitments made by governments, donors, UN agencies and other policymakers. With this assumption in mind, PAI convened a discussion alongside the EuroNGOs Annual Conference in October … Continue reading »


The Under One Roof storybook reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting reproductive health and HIV services when they need it.

July 30, 2012

Under One Roof, a companion storybook to In One Place, reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting family planning, reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. Some travel long distances and spend hours waiting for services that are not routinely offered together. Others face stigma based on their HIV status. Young people face discrimination based on age. Some of these individuals are able to overcome these hurdles, others are not. Continue reading »


In One Place

July 18, 2012

In One Place shows why integrating family planning/reproductive health and HIV/AIDS is a priority for women and young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the voices of women in Zambia living with HIV, the film documents how separate health services can result in a range of missed opportunities, poor health outcomes and lost productivity. Continue reading »