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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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