Pathfinder’s “mCenas!” is a first for Mozambique—a text message education campaign that provides contraceptive information to youth (15-24 years old).
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Voices from Mozambique: Discussing Ongoing Efforts to Advocate for Safe and Legal Abortion for Women Everywhere
They’re appealing, versatile—and long overdue for the spotlight. But PATH and our partners still needed a way to give powerful, pleasurable female condoms a starring role in the minds, conversations, and (yes), bedrooms of women and men worldwide.
Known as “Mana” Linda by some, and “Mama” Linda by others, Linda Paquili Amana is inspirational in her commitment to addressing the family planning needs of those in her community.
Celia, a maternal and child health nurse in the Machava Area of Mozambique, knows what empowerment looks like. She sees it in the faces of the women she serves when she hands them a female condom.
Last week, the world’s attention was captured by a young woman who died in an Irish hospital after being denied a voluntary abortion. It is difficult not to see parallels between her case and the fates of too many women who remain unable to get access to safe abortion.
In June, I travelled with a colleague to Inhambane, a province just north of Maputo, to observe a mobile clinic providing services to a rural community. After our introduction, the meeting attendees stood, faced us, and boisterously began to clap and sing about the benefits of contraception--it was so much more than "just birth control."