Wendy guides and implements PAI’s international advocacy strategy to increase political and financial support for sexual and reproductive health and rights globally and nationally.  She focuses on cultivating and supporting Southern CSO partners to strengthen advocacy capacity and develop effective strategies and messages for sustained SRHR advocacy.  Wendy advises and manages small advocacy grants, provides targeted advocacy TA, and connects Southern advocates to regional and global initiatives.  She led PAI’s Global Gag Rule Impact Project documenting the policy’s harm to family planning services and supplies, and continues to monitor and assess U.S. policy and funding trends in the field.  Prior to joining PAI in 1999, Wendy was senior policy analyst with The Guttmacher Institute and federal lobbyist for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Wendy earned a BA in political science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Why We Care (And Why You Should, Too)

Recently, PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers was featured by the United Nation Foundation’s Why We Care campaign, a platform for individuals to share their journeys to becoming champions for international reproductive health. In her essay, Suzanne talks about formative Peace … Continue Reading