Pathfinder’s commitment to youth runs deep. As one of the first organizations to recognize and respond to young people’s unique sexual and reproductive needs, we have implemented adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health projects for over 40 years, in over 40 developing countries.
Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond
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.
Focus Area: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender
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
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.
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.
In 2011, Pathfinder launched the Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas project. Last week, Pathfinder Project Director, Reem Mehanna, sat down to share an update. Read why she says FORSA is a “women’s project” and why it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Focus Area: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, Contraception & Family Planning