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Girls should be girls: Standing up for girlhood on International Day of the Girl

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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

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

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

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 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.

This Stops Now: How a Girl’s Outrage Inspired Her Life’s Work

“There was a scandal,” says Reem Mehanna, remembering the International Conference on Population and Development in her native Egypt. “It revolved around the release of a documentary about female genital mutilation.”

Country: Egypt
Focus Area: Advocacy

Opportunity Now: Jobs & Health for Women in Egypt

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.


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