Family Planning, International Policies

Strong, Courageous and Creative A Recipe for Realizing the Rights of Women and Girls

Earlier this week, I attended “Celebrating Cairo & Going Beyond”, a side event at the United Nations (U.N.) Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The event was organized by the High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Opportunity Fund Awards More Than $100,000 to Expand Family Planning Advocacy in West Africa

“Smart, strategic advocacy to country governments is a critical piece of increasing their commitment to family planning and helping to expand access for women worldwide. Advocacy work is often underfunded, but we can’t afford to miss these opportunities.” – PAI President … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Day 3 Recap: Getting Over the Hump

Hump day: The middle of a work week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week. I often use the “hump day” phrase with international colleagues only to be (frequently) met with … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

Day 2 Recap: Keeping Youth and Human Rights in Focus

As the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) progressed today, we encountered new roadblocks. Not about grounds passes and room reservations (much of that has been resolved—bravo!), but about the very essence of this Commission. Why … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured, Maternal Health

Remembering Rwanda How 20 Years has Changed the Conversation About Sexual Violence in Conflict

Twenty years ago today, violence erupted in the Rwandan capital of Kigali—the start of one of the most massive, brutal genocides in recent history. The violence was sparked by the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose plane had been shot … Continue Reading

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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