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.



Re-Costing Cairo: Revised Estimate of the Resource Requirements to Achieve the ICPD Goals

March 3, 2009

by Suzanna Dennis, March 2009 Importance of Family Planning and Reproductive Health  Achieving universal access to reproductive health, including family planning services and supplies, is essential to ensuring the health and well-being of women and their families. Poor reproductive health … Continue reading »


Silent No More: Gender Norms and HIV/AIDS

December 2, 2008

The large banner stretched across busy Langata Road near Nyayo football stadium in Nairobi, Kenya declares, “We CAN End All Violence Against Women” as the traffic jam below grinds on. It signals the annual “16 Days of Activism” campaign – … Continue reading »


Asia Pacific Alliance Spreads Its Wings

October 14, 2008

One of the unique features of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) is that it brings together reproductive health (RH), family planning (FP), development and environment nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We in the movement know that all of our activities are linked … Continue reading »


Notes from the Field: Advocacy Workshop in Thailand

October 9, 2008

Suzanne Ehlers is Vice President for International Advocacy at PAI. Thailand has been in the international news this last week, as protests against the current Prime Minister’s administration broke out in the streets of Bangkok. Here in the north, in … Continue reading »


Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Reproductive Rights

October 9, 2008

By Emily Barcklow, Projects Coordinator, and María Eugenia Romero, Executive Director, at Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia. A little over a month ago, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled in favor of the constitutionality of the abortion law reform … Continue reading »


Strong Civil Society Voices on Aid Effectiveness

October 7, 2008

“Aid effectiveness” is the buzz word of the moment in development.  But are civil society organizations (CSO) paying any attention?  The overwhelming CSO turn-out at the preparatory meetings for the third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra (HLF3) … Continue reading »


“New” Donors: A New Resource for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Financing?

August 15, 2008

Malea Hoepf Young While the past decades have seen a foreign aid field dominated by the world’s wealthy countries who are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), a new form … Continue reading »



Chinese Foreign Aid: Can It Help the World’s Women?

August 14, 2008

All eyes turn to China this week, as it hosts the summer Olympics, but many look with deep suspicion. Many in the West – including the media, policymakers, and the general population – don’t  know how to approach such a … Continue reading »


Promising Programs Help Women in Mexico City

June 9, 2008

Christine Bixiones is a Development Associate at PAI. Mexico City, with its bustling streets, vibrant public art, and mixture of progress and need turned out to be an excellent location for an educational “tour” of a society’s public health challenges … Continue reading »


The 5th African Population Conference

December 11, 2007

Here in lush, tranquil Arusha, Tanzania, a boisterous chorus of roosters greets you far too early in the morning as if to announce, “Welcome to the 5th African Population Conference!” Team PAI is here amidst the vast coffee and tea … Continue reading »