Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

Women’s History Month Five Must-Reads: Podcast Edition


March is Women’s History Month, and this year, we decided to spice up our annual reading list: we’ve gone digital.

I Stand Up for Women's Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Nina Yengo

I dream of a world where women and men are seen as equal. Where a woman has opportunities and can exercise her rights, the same as a man. In Mozambique, my dream can sometimes feel very far away. We have many challenges to overcome, and too many women must fight just to survive.

Global Commitments, Local Actions: Keeping the Momentum Going After ICFP


What a week in Bali! I joined more than 50 Pathfinders and thousands of family planning advocates for the International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia.

Innovative Partnership Brings ‘Wellness’ to Millions of Chinese Migrant Workers

Linda Neuhauser

In 2011, with initial funding from the Levi Strauss Foundation, Pathfinder International joined together with UC Berkeley’s Health Research for Action Center to begin the Changzhou Wellness Project.

It’s My Right: Sexual and Reproductive Health for Everyone, Everywhere

Human rights are rooted in the belief that everyone, by virtue of his or her humanity, is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, we commemorate the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted that Declaration.

Climate Change: What’s Family Planning Got To Do With It?

The gathering of world leaders this week in Paris to discuss responses to climate change is an opportunity to think about how we can work together to build communities that can grow and prosper in the long term.

"I Feel Naked"

DRC women

“I cannot go on without sharing my own story.” The workshop is almost over. In a crowded circle of community leaders, all eyes are on Kasongo.

Celebrating the Sustainable Development Goals—Without Fear!

“…free of fear…” Such a strong statement, right there in the introduction of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. At Pathfinder, those words are our anthem.

Ethiopia Through My Eyes


We landed in Addis Ababa on the 18th of August. It was the first time I had been to Ethiopia and the first time I was going to visit a Pathfinder project.

In Nigeria, driven by hope

Nigeria blog

All people deserve a say in choices about their own bodies. Join me. Take a stand. Demand more for our world’s women and girls.

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!

Looking for an Investment with High ROI? Look at Family Planning

Investing in FP

What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? It might be hard to imagine, but this opportunity exists: it’s an investment in reproductive health and rights for women and girls.

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.

Haitian Health Center Takes First Step Toward Improved Care

Les Anglais

Pathfinder's Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti project approached the staff of Les Anglais clinic with an innovative solution to address their challenges and improve overall service delivery.

In Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin, HoPE is alive


Charles Kabiswa, director of one of Pathfinder's key partner organizations in Uganda, reflects on the success of our HoPE project and celebrates winning a Population Institute Media Award.

Reflecting on Haiti, Five Years Later

Haiti clinic

Five years ago today, the world stood still for Haitians while the ground moved – on January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake with long-standing consequences. Hearing from one of Pathfinder’s Haitian staff about that moment in time when everything changed, I still get chills.

Keep Your Torch, Use It to Light the Torches of Others: Fighting the Fight for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

None of us can afford to pass our torch. If anything we need to use our collective torches to reignite our movement—only then will we make progress in carrying forward our vision and our call for the protection and promotion of all human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights. Join us in the fight!

The Story Behind the Numbers on World Population Day

Last year, on World Population Day, many of us talked about the fact that we had crossed the seven billion mark in terms of global population. While this number is high, I urge us not to lose sight of the fact that each country is faced with its own unique set of population challenges and opportunities.

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.

Courageous Pioneers: 50 Years in Kenya

For 50 years, Pathfinder International has served millions of women, men, and young people across Kenya. Today, we celebrate our proudest, most groundbreaking achievements. And we thank the dedicated and passionate partners, donors, and staff that made them possible.

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