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In Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin, HoPE is alive

Charles

Charles Kabiswa, director of one of Pathfinder's key partner organizations in Uganda, reflects on the success of our HoPE project and celebrates winning a Population Institute Media Award.

Reflecting on Haiti, five years later

Haiti clinic

Five years ago today, the world stood still for Haitians while the ground moved – on January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake with long-standing consequences. Hearing from one of Pathfinder’s Haitian staff about that moment in time when everything changed, I still get chills.

From Uganda to Egypt: Activity Cards address sexual violence, educate Egypt’s youth

Activity Cards Egypt

As part of the Ford Foundation-funded “I Know, I Decide” project, the Pathfinder and the Egyptian Family Planning Association adapted the GREAT project Activity Cards to fit Egypt’s unique social and political context.

Twenty years after ICPD, adolescent sexual and reproductive health still a challenge

Journal launch

On December 15, Pathfinder joined the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, the Evidence to Action project, USAID and the World Health Organization to launch the Journal of Adolescent Health’s special supplement on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Demanding human rights for all

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

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.

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

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

16 days

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.”


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