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30 Years is Enough: End the Global Gag Rule

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 »

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A World Without PAI

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 »

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Con Las Manos Vacias: Delivering on the Right to Contraception

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 »

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Stop Ignoring These 222 Million Women

Right now, 222 million women — more than the populations of Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands combined — want modern contraception, but they can’t get it. If we gave these women what they wanted, we could have saved … Continue reading »

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Climate Change in Bangladesh

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 »

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Putting Women at The Center of Climate Change Solutions

For almost 50 years, PAI has been at the forefront of helping women around the globe access the contraception and reproductive care they need. Family planning improves the lives of women, their children, and their families but it also has … Continue reading »

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Our Collective Impact

As 2012 comes to a close, I’m hoping that you will take a minute to reflect on all that we have achieved this year. Together, you, PAI, and our partners around the world have improved the lives and well-being of … Continue reading »

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In One Place

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 »

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Gender Norms Can Affect Women’s Health

Peter Nweke from Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) talks about how gender norms can affect women’s decision-making about reproductive health.

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Community Involvement is the Key

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

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