Family Planning

Heard of the Cycle of Poverty? Here’s How to Break It.

Everyone’s heard about the “cycle of poverty.” But what about the cycle of prosperity? In this new video, Melinda Gates explains how providing women and girls with access to contraception can help them create more prosperous futures for themselves, their … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Day 4 Recap: Don’t Just Mind the Gap, Bridge It

Pop quiz: How is it that Country X, who receives tens of millions of dollars of donor assistance on family planning, as well as makes a progressive and meaningful commitment to a global initiative such as Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), … 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, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

Transformation Doesn’t Happen Overnight How Priorities Can Help Countries Tackle Rights-Based Family Planning

How can we best help countries realize their existing commitments to rights and ensure that rights-based approaches are the standard for all countries? These are the questions at the heart of an emerging dialogue in the family planning and reproductive … Continue Reading

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading