Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

Our Global Impact in 2014

2014 was a great year for Pathfinder, and we are SO PROUD to share our accomplishments with you. Take a look at our infographic!

20 Years On, UN Declaration Signals Urgent Need for Enhanced Global Commitment to Our Women and Girls

Unfortunately, as this year’s Commission came to a close, it was all too evident that what could have been a landmark occasion for the international community to celebrate finally honoring and committing to the health and well-being of its mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends was little more than a lost opportunity.

Focus Area: Gender

The Women Who Dare to Dream On International Women's Day


Purnima Mane pictures a world where women never hesitate, never falter, never waiver in their confidence and belief in themselves to honor and celebrate International Women's Day.

Navigating Support for Survivors Of Gender-Based Violence in Mozambique

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Analysis of data from two Pathfinder projects—described in more detail in a new publication by Pathfinder—shows that only a small proportion of survivors of gender-based violence accessed services at one-stop centers.

Country: Mozambique
Focus Area: Gender

From Uganda to Egypt: Activity Cards Address Sexual Violence, Educate Egypt’s Youth

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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.

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

Standing up for Women during 16 Days of Activism

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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

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.

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

Panel Stresses Coordination and Integration to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

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A panel gathered on Sept. 26 for "Putting Policy into Practice: Multisectoral Approaches to Prevention of Gender-Based Violence.”

Country: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
Focus Area: Gender

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

The World is Calling for Change

Today is a day of beginnings at Pathfinder. It is the first of the month, the start of a new fiscal year, and importantly, today is the official start of a new five-year strategy. Looking beyond 2015, we must advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally by catalyzing change locally. We must do it now.

Taking Back Our Future

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When Harriet was 15, two life-changing things happened. The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army finally left Uganda, allowing families like hers to return to what was left of their homes. That same year, she gave birth to her first child. Suddenly, she and her husband, Emmanuel, had to look to the future. But that seemed impossible.

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.

10 Ways the Integrated Family Health Program Is a Game-Changer for Ethiopia

For the past five years, millions of women, men, and young people throughout Ethiopia have been touched by the Integrated Family Health Program, led by Pathfinder International and JSI and funded by USAID.

11 Global Health Reads to Pick Up This Week (As Recommended by Pathfinder Staff)

It’s officially spring and World Health Day is on its way (April 7th)! I don’t know about you, but I often enjoy the weather with book in hand. Here are eleven great global health reads as recommended by Pathfinder staff.

Pathfinder Hosts #WomenDare Tweet Chat with Girls Not Brides and UN Women

Friday, March 7, Pathfinder will co-host a tweet chat about daring women with UN Women and Girls Not Brides in honor of International Women's Day.

Focus Area: Gender

As We Remember the March on Washington, the Journey Toward Universal Equality Presses On

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Today, as we remember the March on Washington to “Let Freedom Ring” 50 years ago, we think of many of the dreams we were inspired to achieve as a result of King’s call to the world. And we’ve made considerable progress.

Focus Area: Gender

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