Family Planning

When Words Aren’t Enough Who’s Holding Governments Accountable on Rights?

Today, PAI President & CEO Suzanne Ehlers is joining other family planning leaders for a dialogue on human rights-based approaches to strengthen voluntary family planning efforts. The event, hosted by the Population Council, focuses on integrating human rights principles into … 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

Family Planning, International Policies

A Starting Point for Rights-Based Family Planning

Human rights and reproductive rights are well-known core principles of family planning programs. But implementing these principles into practice is another story entirely. And that’s the story tackled in the latest issue of 2020Vision, PAI’s new series featuring global family planning … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Beyond the Numbers Key to FP2020’s Success is Realizing Rights of Women and Girls

Adda has given birth to thirteen children at home in her rural village in northern Cameroon.  When asked if she has ever heard of family planning, Adda simply replies “no.” Halima, a mother of three in Tanzania, doesn’t want any … Continue Reading

International Policies

So Close, Yet So Far: Why Aren’t Reproductive Rights Considered Human Rights?

Women are humans; therefore women’s rights are human rights. Makes sense, right? While this may be obvious to you and me, it’s rare that governments treat sexual and reproductive health and rights the same way as other human rights. It’s … Continue Reading

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