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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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading