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Human Rights Day

Purnima Mane shares her thoughts on Human Rights Day.

Focus Area: Advocacy

16 Days of Activism: From the Frontlines in Mozambique

Today, as part of 16 Days of Activism, Pathfinder recognizes individuals who play crucial roles in current gender-based violence prevention and response efforts throughout Mozambique.

Country: Mozambique
Focus Area: Gender

16 Days of Activism: From the Frontlines in Ethiopia

As part of our 16 Days of Activism, we celebrate and honor those individuals on the frontlines working to end violence against women and girls, the women and men tirelessly caring for survivors - and preventing further violence in their communities.

Country: Ethiopia
Focus Area: Gender

Call to Action during 16 Days of Activism

We are calling on you to stand with women and girls from wherever you are by demanding that President Obama use his executive authority to end the longstanding misinterpretation of the Helms amendment.

Focus Area: Advocacy

Increasing Contraceptive Use in Mozambique

In 2010, Pathfinder launched the Extending Service Delivery-Family Planning Initiative (ESD-FPI) with support from USAID. Our goal was clear—partner with the Ministry of Health to decrease unmet need for contraception and contribute to a reduction in Mozambique’s high rates of maternal and child death by systematically integrating contraception into existing health services.

Designing Simple, Powerful Tools for Our Local Partners

Designing tools

Pathfinder aims for the gold standard in all our activities. While we will always provide in-depth evaluation and guidance, we understand some comprehensive tools may be dense and time-consuming to use. Short on resources, our local partners often request more concise, easy-to-use tools.

Standing up for Women during 16 Days of Activism

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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

A Matter of Life and Death

Jenelia

Jenelia lives in a remote mountain village in Haiti—the most dangerous place to give birth in the Western hemisphere.

Energy and Excitement in Uganda

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

My Body. My Say.

Lutfa

In Bangladesh, nearly one in every three girls is married by her 15th birthday. Lutfa was one of them. She wants you to know her story.

Country: Bangladesh

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

Tuungane

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

IDG blog

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

mHealth mMoney event

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

GBV event photo

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

Rita Badiani

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

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