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

U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Common-Sense Fix for Peace Corps Volunteers

Today, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Peace Corps Equity Act in the House and the Senate. The bills aim to fix a longstanding, unfair exclusion of Peace Corps volunteers from some life-saving federal health benefits. … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Worth the Wait President’s FY 2015 Budget Request for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Late in the day on Friday, the Obama Administration released their complete budget request for foreign assistance for fiscal year 2015, including for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. Although arriving six weeks after the initial release of … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance, Youth

A Simple Fix for Women in the Peace Corps

This week is annual Peace Corps Week, celebrating President Kennedy’s creation of the Corps in 1961. Since the founding of the Peace Corps, countless volunteers have gone to hundreds of countries to serve on projects improving health, agriculture, business, and … Continue Reading

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