Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Woman’s Worth

This post was originally published on Impatient Optimists. A walk to her local clinic may take several hours. She may have to wait in line. She may have to go back several times before she can get the method she … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

#AWomansWorth Tweet-A-Thon Tomorrow!

Right now, around the world, more than 222 million women want something they can’t get: access to modern contraceptives.   Fortunately, countries and other donors are joining together to help these women get what they want, and it’s time for … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Under Pressure: International Family Planning Faces Cuts from Sequestration and Budget-Slashing Mania

Non-defense discretionary spending makes up only 15 percent of the U.S. federal budget. And international family planning and reproductive health? Just .03 percent. Yet these programs are still targeted by Congress by disproportionate cuts, undermining one of our country’s most … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Infographic: The Dollars and Sense of Family Planning

Believe it or not, Americans spend more than $1 billion annually on potato chips. And while Ruffles may be delicious, this is arguably not the smartest way to spend our money. If we spent that same $1 billion on family … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

From Miami to Peru: Taking Action for Women’s Health Everywhere

Earlier this week, Population Action International hosted an event — “Stories from Peru: Reproductive Health in Latin America” — in Coral Gables, FL.  Senator Gwen Margolis (Democrat, FL-35) opened the evening by linking the issues that women face in developing countries to … 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