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PAI Examines History Of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

PAI: Cents and Sensibility: U.S. International Family Planning Assistance from 1965 to the Present This report discusses the history of U.S. international family planning assistance and includes an interactive graph containing funding data from 1965 to the present (July 2017).

New Paper Identifies Actions To Accelerate Family Planning Efforts In Humanitarian Contexts

Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises: Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts “…In preparation [for the London Family Planning Summit,] the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) convened an expert consultation on family planning in humanitarian contexts … At the expert…

Sweden To Halt Aid For Groups That Agree To Comply With U.S. Mexico City Policy

Newsweek: Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ Will Stop Charities Getting Sexual Health Funding From Sweden “…[I]n a statement released Tuesday, Carin Jämtin, director general of Sweden’s development agency Sida, said organizations that agree not to promote abortion [to comply with the U.S.’s Mexico City policy] will not be able to…

Canada Launches Reproductive Health, Family Planning Projects At London Summit As Part Of New Foreign Aid Policy

Globe And Mail: Trudeau government unveils reproductive health projects “…[A more than Can$18 million project to support abortion and family planning services in Mozambique], announced on Tuesday, is the first specific example of how the Trudeau government is venturing into foreign aid policies not permitted under the previous Conservative government…

Youth-Led Initiatives Can Help Improve Sexual Health Among Young People In Ghana

Project Syndicate: Sex Talk in Ghana Esenam Amuzu, European Development Days 2017 Young Leader “…The lack of sex education has caused severe harm to Ghana’s youth. … Ghana’s young people cannot rely on adults to do all the work; we must advocate on our own behalf. Earlier this year, I…

London Family Planning Summit Pledges To Reach $2.5B; In Plenary, Melinda Gates Says She’s ‘Deeply Troubled’ By U.S. President’s Cuts To FP/RH Foreign Aid

Devex: London Family Planning Summit to raise at least $2.5B “Ministers, donors, civil society groups, and private sector partners are set to pledge at least $2.5 billion in new funding to improve and expand the reach of reproductive health services to women and girls in developing countries at the Family…