30 Years is Enough: End the Global Gag Rule

June 15, 2014

The Global Gag Rule holds women in developing countries hostage in the never ending ping pong game of U.S. partisan politics. First imposed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the policy withheld family planning funding from any foreign organization that … Continue reading »


A Supportive Framework for Sustainable Choices: Stockholm+40 High Level Panel

April 25, 2012

This week, PAI Atlas Fellow Esther Agbarakwe is participating in the Stockholm+40 Conference. The conference, organized by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to seeks to “highlight young people’s views and proposals for solutions … Continue reading »


A World Without PAI

December 18, 2013

Have you ever wondered what would happen if there was no one to fight for family planning? In 2013, 222 million women in developing countries wanted to prevent pregnancy but lacked modern contraception. That’s one in four women of reproductive … Continue reading »


Abstaining from Reality: U.S. Restrictions on HIV Prevention

March 1, 2007

Filmed in Kenya and Uganda, this short documentary provides a snapshot of the Bush administration’s abstinence-only approach to HIV prevention as part of its global HIV/AIDS assistance. Abstaining from Reality examines how these ideologically-driven programs are actually endangering the lives of the people they’re supposed to be protecting. Continue reading »


Access Denied: U.S. Family Planning Restrictions in Zambia

April 1, 2004

This seven-minute video was produced by Population Action International to document the effects of the Global Gag Rule on reproductive health programs in Zambia, one of Africa’s poorest countries. Continue reading »


Climate Change in Bangladesh

April 22, 2013

When natural disasters strike, women are often the hardest hit. But when women are empowered to plan and space their children, they can better adapt to climate change. PAI is working with local partners in Bangladesh to make sure these … Continue reading »


Community Involvement is the Key

May 31, 2012

Chilambe Katuta from Youth Vision Zambia emphasizes the importance of community involvement in creating sustainability for integrated services.


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 »


Empty Handed: Responding to the Demand for Contraceptives

September 15, 2010

Empty Handed tells the story of women’s lack of access to reproductive health supplies in sub-Saharan Africa, and its impact on their lives. The film documents the challenges at each level of the supply chain and identifies key areas for improvement. Empty Handed aims to provoke discussion and mobilize support for reproductive health supplies. Continue reading »



End of Year Message from PAI President Suzanne Ehlers

December 20, 2011

PAI advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. Learn how you can help support our work. Continue reading »