U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women’s Health Among Unfinished Business as Lawmakers Return

Well, summer vacation is officially over. Students across the country are heading back to school, and in just a few days lawmakers return to Capitol Hill, with funding for international family planning among  a lot of unfinished business. House and … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

31 Days and Counting of Presidential Inaction on the Helms Amendment

One month ago today, PAI urged the White House to take action to help women who have become pregnant as a result of rape or who face a life-threatening pregnancy access the health care they need. The Helms Amendment bans … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: On World Humanitarian Day, What “More” Can We Do for Women and Girls?

Today is World Humanitarian Day: a day that commemorates people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and celebrates the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about humanitarian emergencies and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Reproductive Rights — Coming to a City Near You

Wherever we live, however much money we make, all of us must be able to make our own decisions about pregnancy. Simple, right? That’s the sentiment of the All Above All campaign featured in the video above, and the fundamental … Continue Reading

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading