U.S. Foreign Assistance

House Bill Still a Family Planning Fixer-Upper, But One Important Repair Made for Peace Corps Volunteers

Earlier this afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved an FY 2015 State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations bill that funds the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs.  The bill was adopted after … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

House Appropriators Support Equal Health Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

This morning, the House Appropriations Committee voted to fix a decades-long injustice denying health care coverage for abortion to Peace Corps volunteers who face a life-endangering pregnancy, or one resulting from rape or incest. An amendment offered by Rep. Nita … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Good News & Bad News on Family Planning Appropriations

This week, committees in both the House and Senate marked up the State Department and foreign operations appropriations bills for fiscal year 2015, with widely different results for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy. The good … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women Worldwide Deserve Better Than the Global Gag Rule

Tonight, PAI will be joining partners from the Global Fund for Women, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ibis Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice America in San Francisco for Championing Women Worldwide: Reproductive Rights from New York to Nairobi. The … Continue Reading

International Policies, U.S. Foreign Assistance

It’s Complicated Anti-LGBT Laws Leave No Easy Answers

Recently at PAI, we were presented with the opportunity to partner with a local African civil society organization (CSO) to advance women’s access to reproductive and maternal health. Usually when we get a proposal like this, our questions are pretty … Continue Reading

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