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Standing up for Women during 16 Days of Activism

On the first day of the 16 Days of Activism and the International Day to End Violence against Women, Pathfinder recognizes and thanks those on the frontlines waging the war against violence against women and girls.

Focus Area: Gender

Energy and Excitement in Uganda

In Uganda, Sono Aibe notes a shift in the attitude toward family planning.

Ugandan youth challenge gender norms thanks to Activity Cards

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Pathfinder's Activity Cards got Ugandan adolescents thinking about gender, sexual and reproductive health, alcohol, and other issues they face at this time in their life using discussion and debate so they could formulate their own conclusions.

Reacting to the Senseless Loss of Life in India

Mathew Joseph, Pathfinder's Country Representative in India, responds to news of botched government sterilizations.

Tuungane: United and Together

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Sono Aibe reports from Tanzania, where an annual project review meeting shows just how far communities have come in protecting their resources - and their futures.

A New and Necessary Focus on First-Time Parents

Addressing the sexual and reproductive health of mothers younger than 25 and their partners, referred to as first-time parents, is an integral part of meeting global health goals—curbing the unmet need for contraception, addressing high rates of unintended pregnancy and perinatal mortality—and applying a rights-based approach to delivery of sexual and reproductive health services.

Girls should be girls: Standing up for girlhood on International Day of the Girl

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On International Day of the Girl, Purnima Mane advocates for ending the cycle of violence, giving adolescent girls a chance to be girls -- letting millions of Malalas grow up fearlessly

Experts convene to talk mobile technology in Haiti, Nigeria, and Tanzania

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Mustafa Kudrati shared his experience in Tanzania alongside Pathfinder colleagues Tanou Diallo from Haiti and Farouk Jega from Nigeria at the Sept. 24 event “mHealth + mMoney: Harnessing the power of mobile technology and mobile money for improved health outcomes.”

Panel stresses coordination and integration to prevent gender-based violence

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A panel gathered on Sept. 26 for "Putting Policy into Practice: Multisectoral Approaches to Prevention of Gender-Based Violence.”

Country: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
Focus Area: Gender

Youth voice critical for true investment in their sexual and reproductive future, says panel

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Rita Badiani, Pathfinder International’s Country Representative in Mozambique, joined a panel discussion at the Wilson Center on investing in youth sexual and reproductive health.

FORSA: Empowering women, empowering communities

In Arabic, forsa means opportunity. True to its name, the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas (FORSA) project was dedicated to providing opportunities to young women in Upper Egypt’s impoverished and underserved governorates of Souhag and Assiut.

Country: Egypt

Keep your torch, use it to light the torches of others: Fighting the fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights

None of us can afford to pass our torch. If anything we need to use our collective torches to reignite our movement—only then will we make progress in carrying forward our vision and our call for the protection and promotion of all human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights. Join us in the fight!

Armed with business skills and confidence, Egyptian woman reclaims her life

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Faten, a mother of five - and a widow - living in Egypt, used a women's empowerment workshop to restart her life, and start her own business.

Country: Egypt
Focus Area: Gender

Technical Roundtable: Exploring "Implementer-oriented Implementation Science"

We are pleased to share a roundtable discussion with four of our technical advisors exploring Pathfinder’s work in implementation science.

Three Stories from Egypt

Women impacted by Pathfinder's FORSA project share their story. FORSA was dedicated to providing opportunities to young women in Upper Egypt’s two most impoverished and underserved governorates: Souhag and Assiut.

Country: Egypt
Focus Area: Gender

In Burkina Faso’s health centers, the need for bread and roses

If we cannot bring these women to clinics that welcome them with the same bright colors they themselves bring, it seems to me that we are giving them bread without the roses.

Finding the right words in Niger

Steve Redding, Pathfinder's Vice President for Country and Regional Operations, reports back on the launch of our new Gates-funded project in Niger.

The story behind the numbers on World Population Day

Last year, on World Population Day, many of us talked about the fact that we had crossed the seven billion mark in terms of global population. While this number is high, I urge us not to lose sight of the fact that each country is faced with its own unique set of population challenges and opportunities.

Seeing the Pathfinder Difference: How One Hospital Transformed My View

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Longtime Pathfinder supporter Bonnie New shares how one trip to India showed her just how different the level of care can be in rural areas of the world.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

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