This grant will enable Population Action International (PAI) to enhance locally led and owned advocacy efforts in East and West Africa with a focus on mitigating harm of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule. PAI will document the impact of funding cuts on global health efforts in Kenya, Uganda, and countries in Francophone West Africa; and strengthen local advocacy to call for government ownership of, and leadership and investment in, sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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for support of in-country advocacy partnerships
This grant will support Population Action International (PAI) to implement the Reproductive Health Advocacy Partnership (RHAP) in Zambia and Malawi. Through multiyear general operating support and sustained technical assistance, PAI partners with civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest in their institutional and advocacy capacity using a principled approach grounded in flexibility, shared learning, and mutual accountability. Through this approach, CSOs aim to advance sexual and reproductive health policies and funding at the country and regional levels. During the grant period, PAI and CSO partners seek to influence philanthropic practice by documenting and disseminating best practices from the RHAP model. (Substrategy: Local Advocacy)
for improving government accountability for family planning services and supplies in Africa
Population Action International (PAI) works to ensure universal access to quality reproductive health care, including family planning, around the world. This grant will support PAI’s work with civil society organizations in East and West Africa to test a common framework to track national spending in family planning in seven countries. PAI and its local partners will use this information in national and regional advocacy efforts to strengthen accountability of national governments for commitments they have made to improve the provision of these services.