Fact Sheets: US Strategies, Policies, and SRHR

In the last several years, sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates – including CHANGE – have helped build momentum to advance the status of women and girls within US foreign policy. The U.S. government has developed policies and strategies to make gender equality a foreign policy priority and to expand the reach and impact of those priorities. These policies, that reflect many of the U.S. commitments made at ICPD, must be operationalized and meaningfully programmed throughout all aspects of U.S. foreign assistance. Knowing what each of these strategies and policies say about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is important for turning plans into programs that meet the SRHR needs of women and girls throughout the world.



Source35In real terms, U.S. support for family planning is at the same level now as it was 35 years ago.

Source$48 billionPEPFAR was reauthorized on July 30, 2008 and authorized $48 billion through fiscal year 2013.