Family Planning, International Policies

Seizing Advocacy Opportunities, Delivering Policy Wins The Opportunity Fund: Year Two in Review (2013-14)

Commitments may get headlines, but advocates get results. Advocacy and accountability efforts—both of a sustained and opportunistic nature—are central drivers of progress on Family Planning 2020 and the Ouagadougou Partnership (two global efforts to improve family planning access, choice, quality … Continue Reading

Advocates Achieve Liberalization of Mozambique Abortion Law After 10-Year Effort

One of the things about advocacy work that can be frustrating is that goals aren’t always achieved quickly. It often can take many months or even years of sustained work to accomplish your objective. There may be tiny victories along … 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, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Zambian Family Planning Advocates: “Think Like an Ant, Not An Elephant.”

“In Zambia, family planning is not part of the nursing school curriculum.” It seems unbelievable, but our partners from the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia explain that unless nurses get special post-training, they are not routinely taught how to insert … 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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