The latest in global sexual and reproductive health news

Pathfinder International Saddened by Tragedy in Boston; All Staff Members Safe

Pathfinder is saddened by the senseless tragedy yesterday during the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this horrific act. We are thankful that all staff and family of staff at our headquarters in Watertown, MA are safe.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Featured As One of the "Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year"

Pathfinder's "No Joke. Choice Matters." was chosen as this year's DoGooder Funny for Good video winner. Watch Pathfinder's video and learn more about winners in the other categories.

While at the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week in Minneapolis, we were on hand to see the winners of the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards announced. Four finalists were chosen for each category and then the winners were selected by the public.

Pathfinder’s No Joke Video Wins 2013 DoGooder Video Award

Not Funny Video Winner
Pathfinder is pleased to announce that our “No Joke. Choice Matters” video won the 2013 DoGooder “Funny for Good” Video Award today.

YouTube Announces Winners of 2013 DoGooder Video Awards

Recognizing the best in video for social good, YouTube announced the four winners of its DoGooder Video Awards Friday. The categories celebrate videos that tap into the power of the social web to garner support for good causes.

What Mason found most remarkable about this year's winners is how well they all understand YouTube as a social platform.

"The videos are social, shareable, informative, entertaining and surprising. Multiple finalists collaborated with YouTube channels and creators to reach an even wider audience. Finally, the winners had a clear call to action outlining how to make a difference," she said.

Pathfinder International Supports President Obama’s FY2014 Budget, Calls for Congress to Invest in Women’s Health

Continuing the Administration’s robust investment in the health and rights of girls and women, President Obama's budget includes increases for family planning and reproductive health programs, as well as maternal and child health.

Pathfinder Mourns Loss of Cory L. Richards, Guttmacher Institute Leader

Pathfinder International expresses our condolences to the staff, Board members, and supporters of the Guttmacher Institute for the devastating loss of Cory L. Richards to pancreatic cancer on April 4th.

Nature Conservancy, Pathfinder International Collaborate for Healthier Moms, Children, and Environment

A collaboration made up of the Nature Conservancy, Pathfinder International, the Jane Goodall Institute, and other organizations is empowering communities through health and environment.

The Tuungane project is a comprehensive, collaborative project with partner organizations like the Jane Goodall Institute, Pathfinder International, Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Tanzanian government that is aimed at empowering communities on a number of fronts at the same time.

Girls and Women as Catalysts of Change: Our Twitter Chat with Girls Not Brides & Women Deliver

Pathfinder International joined Girls Not Brides and Women Deliver today for a Twitter chat about girls and women as catalysts for change. In case you missed it, we've rounded up some of our favorite takeaways from the event.

Pathfinder to Join Women Deliver and Girls Not Brides for TEDxChange Twitter Chat on Girls and Women

Girls and women are catalysts for change (#girls4change). When girls and women are educated, healthy, and empowered, they invest back into their families, communities, and nations. We know it’s true – when girls and women survive, the world thrives.

Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment Project Celebrates Earth Hour on Bussi Island

Earth Hour, Bussi Island
Lights will go out around the world on Saturday in honor of Earth Hour—a global call to action to take responsibility for our environmental impact. Bussi Island is answering that call, but it’s likely their work will take much more than an hour.

Pathfinder Chosen As CREDO Funding Beneficiary for Second Year

Pathfinder International is thrilled to be selected as one of 40 nonprofit organizations that will receive donations from the millions of dollars generated by CREDO mobile, long distance, and credit card customers in 2013.

Pathfinder's Gender-Based Violence Work Featured in UN Fund Annual Report

Pathfinder established the first integrated center in Mozambique that cares and assists survivors of gender-based violence. The center brings together resources and officials from necessary sectors to facilitate a survivor’s ability to pursue a case.

The UN Trust Fund is supporting Pathfinder International establish the first integrated centre to care and assist survivors in the country. The one-stop centre brings together health, psychosocial, law enforcement, paralegal In many communities, services for survivors of gender-based violence are often located in different physical locations, inhibiting a timely and efficient response to their needs following an attack.

Pathfinder Announces New Maternal Health Awards from Merck for Mothers

Merck for Mothers
Pathfinder International is pleased to announce three new grants to support maternal health projects in India, Nigeria, and Peru.

In Uganda, Integrating Population, Health, and Environment to Meet Development Goals

As Uganda's population booms, the country's natural resources suffer the negative consequences, but some initiatives like the HOPE LVB Project aim to improve public health and reduce population pressures while slowing the rate of environmental degradation.

The HOPE LVB Project (Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin)  is now replicating the same model in the fresh water ecosystem around the Lake Victoria Basin to improve public health and reduce unsustainable population growth and its attendant environmental degradation, deforestation, and overfishing. The project is being implemented in Wakiso and Mayuge Districts through a partnership between Pathfinder International, Ecological Christian Organization, CTPH, and OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria) in neighboring Kenya.

New Public-Private Partnership Will Make Long-Acting Contraceptive Method More Affordable for Millions

Thanks to an new partnership led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bayer HealthCare AG and other leaders in global health, millions of women will soon have greater access to a long-acting reversible contraception method called Jadelle.

Sequestration Is Damaging to the World's Women and Their Communities

Throughout the past few years, the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning, has suffered at the hand of across-the-board budget cuts.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

For Better Health of Women and Children, Pakistan Needs Political Will

Pakistan family planning
Speakers at a seminar organized by Pathfinder International say political will is necessary to address the unmet need for family planning and other women's health services in Pakistan

Investing in women’s health not only improves her life, but the quality of life of her family, community and eventually her country. More than half of the world’s unpaid labour comes from women, therefore, their contribution needs to be recognised.

Pathfinder Applauds President Barack Obama's Presidential Memorandum on Women and Girls

On Wednesday, President Obama took a significant and critical step in ensuring continued support for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls globally.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Congratulates New Secretary of State John Kerry, Supports Focus on Women and Girls

Secretary of State John Kerry
Pathfinder International congratulates John Kerry on his confirmation to serve as the next US Secretary of State and asks for Kerry's continued support of women’s health and rights.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Welcomes Focus on Measuring Progress in Bill Gates’ Annual Letter

Melinda Gates, Maternal Health
Today, Bill Gates released his annual letter as Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on innovations in measurement.
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