PAI Joins 80 Organizations in Calling for Immediate Action on the Helms Amendment

Today, we’re proud to stand with 80 other health and human rights organizations in calling on President Obama to take immediate action on implementation of the Helms Amendment—a dangerous, out-of-step policy that for the last 40 years has had severe consequences for … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women’s Health Among Unfinished Business as Lawmakers Return

Well, summer vacation is officially over. Students across the country are heading back to school, and in just a few days lawmakers return to Capitol Hill, with funding for international family planning among  a lot of unfinished business. House and … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

31 Days and Counting of Presidential Inaction on the Helms Amendment

One month ago today, PAI urged the White House to take action to help women who have become pregnant as a result of rape or who face a life-threatening pregnancy access the health care they need. The Helms Amendment bans … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: On World Humanitarian Day, What “More” Can We Do for Women and Girls?

Today is World Humanitarian Day: a day that commemorates people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and celebrates the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about humanitarian emergencies and … Continue Reading

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Data for Development

Relevant, quality, and timely data are essential to effective policy and program design, and to monitoring the impact of interventions. Recognizing the importance of data for development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to build the capacity of … Continue Reading