U.S. Foreign Assistance

41 Years Have Passed. Isn’t It Time to Act on Helms?

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the adoption of the Helms Amendment—a harmful policy that has been enforced as a total ban on U.S. funding for abortion overseas, even in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. As this video … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Unfinished Conversations on Health and Gender as Climate Negotiations Close

The climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, have concluded, with countries reaching an agreement, though many tough decisions remain unresolved or have simply been postponed. The negotiations were abuzz with energy through the second week, with top conversations surround the successful … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

How Family Planning Fared in the Cromnibus

Pending final approval of a massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2015, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) advocates appear to be on the verge achieving a … Continue Reading

Righting the Wrongs of Gender-Based Violence

Today is international Human Rights Day, and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Each year on December 10, Human Rights Day commemorates the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal … Continue Reading

Family Planning 2020’s Statement of Principles Strengthens Efforts to Expand Access, Secure Rights

Today, the Rights and Empowerment Working Group of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released their vision for how all family planning programs should address rights and empowerment. The group developed ten principles that they see as critical to this effort. PAI’s President … Continue Reading

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