Family Planning 2020’s Statement of Principles Strengthens Efforts to Expand Access, Secure Rights

Today, the Rights and Empowerment Working Group of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released their vision for how all family planning programs should address rights and empowerment. The group developed ten principles that they see as critical to this effort. PAI’s President … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule

The Sneaky Policy That’s Undermined Reproductive Health for 30 Years Join Our Tweet Chat for the Inside Scoop on the Global Gag Rule

Pop quiz: The Global Gag Rule… a) tells foreign organizations what they can and can’t do with their own money as a condition of receiving U.S. family planning assistance b) stifles free speech and would be unconstitutional if imposed on … 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

Peace Corps Volunteers Go “Where There Is No Doctor”

This week is Peace Corps Week, commemorating President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, and celebrating the ways that Peace Corps volunteers make a difference in the communities they serve. As part of that, returned Peace … Continue Reading

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I’m All In on Women

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. Sandwiched between the State of the Union address and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is another January tradition: the release of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Annual Letter. International development practitioners … Continue Reading