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Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

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

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

Minister of Health’s message hits home in Myanmar

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I was stationed at the front door of Naypyitaw’s Mingalar Thiri Hotel, awaiting his arrival. Day one of Myanmar’s Family Planning Best Practices Conference, and we were expecting H.E. Minister of Health Dr. Pe Thet Khin any minute.

The World is Calling for Change

Today is a day of beginnings at Pathfinder. It is the first of the month, the start of a new fiscal year, and importantly, today is the official start of a new five-year strategy. Looking beyond 2015, we must advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally by catalyzing change locally. We must do it now.

A Rocky Road for the World’s Women

Today is a challenging day for me. Usually, I can find inspiration in the rights American women enjoy, and the access to high-quality healthcare that exists here in the States. Today, however, the road to global progress feels rocky.

Country: Peru
Focus Area: Abortion

Courageous Pioneers: 50 Years in Kenya

For 50 years, Pathfinder International has served millions of women, men, and young people across Kenya. Today, we celebrate our proudest, most groundbreaking achievements. And we thank the dedicated and passionate partners, donors, and staff that made them possible.

Do You Feel Courageous?

Two female sex workers stare resolutely into the camera. Beside them, the words: Do you feel courageous?

On the one-year anniversary of Pathfinder’s historic win at the US Supreme Court, Jonathan Rucks shares why organizations like Pathfinder must be brave. And why we need you to stand with us.

Focus Area: Advocacy

I Choose to Survive: Inno's Story

Inno and two of her children

Thirty six-year-old Inno has given birth ten times. Like many women in Nigeria, she delivered at home with the help of only a traditional birth attendant. Just six of her newborns survived. Don't miss Inno’s inspiring story—about her struggle to protect her babies and to survive.

Taking Back Our Future

Harriet and her son

When Harriet was 15, two life-changing things happened. The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army finally left Uganda, allowing families like hers to return to what was left of their homes. That same year, she gave birth to her first child. Suddenly, she and her husband, Emmanuel, had to look to the future. But that seemed impossible.

In Egypt, Fighting for Women's Futures

Azhar and her 12-year-old daughter,Shayma, in their home

Azhar Hamdy was desperate. A divorced mother in Egypt’s poorest governorate, she believed the only way to give her daughters a better life was to marry them off young. But she was wrong. This is her story.

How Will You Celebrate?

Mother and her daughter in Uganda

On her first Mother’s Day as a mom, Pathfinder’s Sarah Lance has a lot to celebrate. But her mind is never far from the thousands of mothers who are missing.


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