Do you remember the first time you saw a condom? I do. It was an advertisement: “A tool for sex, to prevent STDs.” I was baffled. I had no idea what sex or STDs were. No one would tell me.
Pathfinder goes where the need is greatest. We work in nearly 20 countries to ensure people can make free and informed decisions about their bodies and futures.
214 million women don’t have a choice about pregnancy. See how we’re changing this.
The largest generation of young people in history is coming of age. See how we’re defending their sexual and reproductive rights.
Reproductive rights and access to contraception: You can’t save the planet without them. See our formula for lasting change across East Africa.
An estimated 20 million women experience unsafe abortions every year. 22,000 die as a result. See how we’re fighting back.
Over 36 million people around the world live with HIV. See how we’re stopping the spread of the virus and upholding the rights of the people most affected by it.
Every 2 minutes, a woman dies from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. See how we’re changing this.
From the US Supreme Court to developing countries, see how we fight for laws that protect people’s sexual and reproductive rights.
You take a boat — over an hour across Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake. It feels like an ocean. When the weather is bad, this journey is dangerous. The crew stops talking. Passengers huddle together, away from the waves. Thankfully today, the sun shines brightly as the beach comes into view, and […]
When Grace found out she had HIV, she wanted to end her life. You helped her find her strength—and today she’s giving hope to other women. Grace couldn’t wait to hear the doctor’s news. It was a hot, humid day in Mtwapa, and the journey to the clinic had been tiring. Grace barely noticed the […]
What’s the cost of 89 million unintended pregnancies? In 2017 alone, nearly 1 out of every 2 pregnancies the developing regions will be unintended. That’s an estimated 89 million pregnancies that women do not want or that come too soon. As a Pathfinder supporter, you know that behind these numbers are the stories of real […]
Early pregnancy forces many girls in Burkina Faso to drop out of school. Because of you, Adeline is not one of them. Sixteen-year-old Adeline* still remembers her sister’s hushed instructions: We will go to the clinic at five o’clock, after school. Wear long sleeves. After seeing other girls her age drop out of school because […]
For the last few hours, Neema Gerevas has been in labor. On a plastic chair pulled into the shade, she tries to ignore the pain. She wants to stay at home for as long as possible before going to the health center to deliver the baby. When she sees the blood soaking her skirt. It’s time to go, and she must go quickly.