Pathfinder's Project Coordinator and Nurse Mentor Zandile Bakaco answers questions about the challenges that still remain in providing safe abortion to women and girls in South Africa.
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Remaining Challenges to Providing Safe Abortion in South Africa: Q&A with Pathfinder's Zandile Bakaco
Voices from Mozambique: Discussing Ongoing Efforts to Advocate for Safe and Legal Abortion for Women Everywhere
There are many words that come to mind when describing Axie Muldoon, the protagonist in Kate Manning’s latest novel, My Notorious Life. Among them, “fiery,” “enterprising,” “spirited,” “scrappy,” and, at times, “insecure.” But one stands above them all—“strong.”
Open Letter from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer: Congressional Ban on Abortion Care Coverage Unacceptable
In the early 1970s, I spent two unforgettable years in Punjab, India. It left me with lasting friendships and played a major role in how I see the world, myself, and what I have done with my life since. The Peace Corps instilled in me a desire to see women everywhere empowered to take charge of their lives.
In May, the Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium convened at the world’s largest conference on the advancing the status of women and girls: Women Deliver. Although we gathered in part to celebrate the progress made on the postabortion care front, the celebration was tempered.
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I can’t remember the last time I was this excited to read so many books—and I’m a pretty voracious reader. Just in time for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, here are three books about the state of the world’s women—two from international leaders and one from a US business executive. All showcase the importance of fighting for change.
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.
On Friday, September 28, Pathfinder International joins thousands around the world for the Global Day of Action for Safe, Legal Abortion. We asked a few of our stellar staff around the world for their thoughts and stories about the importance of safe abortion.
Christy Turlington Burns' Documentary "No Woman, No Cry" stresses the importance of maternal morality by sharing stories of at-risk pregnant women in rural Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a postabortion ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States.