International Policies, U.S. Foreign Assistance

It’s Complicated Anti-LGBT Laws Leave No Easy Answers

Recently at PAI, we were presented with the opportunity to partner with a local African civil society organization (CSO) to advance women’s access to reproductive and maternal health. Usually when we get a proposal like this, our questions are pretty … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Sexual Health And Rights: Can We Finally Get It Right?

Today is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day originally launched in 1987 for women to speak up for their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We’ve come a long way since then, but these rights are still … Continue Reading

Family Planning

They All Have Their Reasons. What’s Yours?

Why care about international reproductive health? The reasons are as varied as the individuals that hold them. Some people are touched by a personal experience with a particular woman or family. Some see the needs in their own communities. Still … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Lessons in Love, from Women Deliver and My 5-Year-Old

My older daughter wants to marry her sister. I suggested she can marry a girl if she chooses, but her sister may be someone she wishes to keep as a dear friend only. If she marries her best girlfriend, Alex, … Continue Reading

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The Other Half

Él es mi media naraja: “He is the other half to my orange.” During my Peace Corps service in El Salvador, many women would describe their husbands to me this way. It seemed like the perfect description for how men … Continue Reading