Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

What’s Next for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health? A Q&A with Youth Activist Christelle Kwizera

Back in November 2013, Rwandan youth activist Christelle Kwizera was chosen to speak to delegates at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting (HLMM) of the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, to provide a youth perspective on policy for family planning and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Committed to FP2020? Invest in Civil Society!

As five countries – Benin, Mauritania, DRC, Myanmar, and Guinea – made new commitments to FP2020 last week in Addis, one plea was made multiple times on the last day of the International Conference on Family Planning: don’t neglect civil … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography, Youth

African Leaders Talk the Talk, But Will They Come Through for Youth?

Earlier this week, African Ministers and other distinguished guests gathered for the High Level Ministerial Meeting (HLMM) in Addis Ababa as part of the third International Conference on Family Planning. The event centered on discussing the interventions necessary for improving … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

A Pandora’s Box of Barriers Is Hurting Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

“What’s in the box?” We are in Hawaryat Town in southwestern Ethiopia, standing in front of a school library which also functions as a clubhouse. Outside, a padlocked box is an imposing sentinel.  We are told it was created by … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

PAI at the International Conference on Family Planning

  The fabulous team above is in Addis Ababa this week representing PAI at the International Conference on Family Planning. Check out our schedule of events for the rest of the week below: November 13 Official Press Conference: Women Leaders … Continue Reading

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Sex and Sustainable Development

This blog was originally published by Women at the Center, a site addressing the connections between reproductive health and rights, empowerment, and environmental sustainability. Where does sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) fit into a sustainable development agenda? Just about everywhere, … Continue Reading