Advocacy and Foreign Assistance

Listen to CHANGE President Serra Sippel discuss the role of advocacy in removing PEPFAR's abstinence education earmark and the accompanying guidance, as well as the role of advocacy in PEPFAR's future.

PEPFAR and the Impact of Advocacy

Podcast: "When the IOM’s PEPFAR evaluation was released this past February, it stated conclusively that the removal of both the earmark and replacement of ABC guidance with comprehensive guidance contributed to improved health outcomes...this affirms that PEPFAR’s service delivery on the ground has benefitted enormously from policy advocacy in Washington. "--CHANGE President Serra Sippel on a webinar hosted by Funders Concerned About AIDS and the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group, April 24, 2013 Click to listen

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

Podcast and PowerPoint: "A couple of lessons: During the Bush administration, we had done all of this educating and bringing evidence to bear, even though the political climate wouldn't allow policy makers to do anything. But when they had the opportunity, when they became the majority, they eliminated the abstinence education earmark."--CHANGE President Serra Sippel at Columbia University, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York City, January 20, 2011