Policy Briefs

The Legal Landscape for Abortion Provision In U.S. Foreign Assistance

Posted on December 16, 2013

This brief is a comprehensive analysis of three distinct but overlapping legal systems that inform prohibition or provision of funding for abortion services through United States foreign assistance programs.

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U.S. Global HIV Policy: Combination Prevention

Posted on August 21, 2012

This paper outlines why the U.S. must support a true combination prevention strategy, one that scales up proven biomedical tools, integrates sexual and reproductive health services into HIV prevention, and addresses social barriers to HIV prevention.

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La Iniciativa para la Salud Mundial de EEUU y la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos

Posted on February 27, 2012

Una mujer embarazada que vive en la pobreza puede afrontar múltiples problemas simultáneamente. Necesita buena atención prenatal y nutrición a lo largo de todo el embarazo, así como acceso a un proveedor cualificado que le informe sobre un parto saludable y la atienda durante el alumbramiento.

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The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Integration

Posted on October 26, 2011

Read our new publication on integration, the Global Health Initiative, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

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A Woman-Centered Approach to the U.S. Global Health Initiative

Posted on February 24, 2010

President Obama's GHI calls for a "woman-centered approach" to development policy and programming. This policy brief defines what that means by identifying the key elements of such an approach, and best practices.

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Comments in Response to the Implementation of the Global Health Initiative: Consultation Document

Posted on February 22, 2010

Submitted by: Advocates for Youth, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Family Care International, and the International Women’s Health Coalition. These comments are tailored to specifically address issues within our particular expertise, though we also join with other comments from the advocacy community addressing larger frame issues related to the President’s Global Health Initiative (GHI).

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Action Steps for the Health and Rights of Women and Youth

Posted on July 1, 2009

Promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people is integral to alleviating poverty, promoting security and building more stable nations – central tenets of U.S. foreign policy and goals of U.S. foreign assistance.

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International Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Posted on March 27, 2009

This policy brief that examines how U.S. international reproductive health and family planning funding can better address the needs of the world's women and girls.

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