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Pathfinder responds to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Purnima Mane releases statement from Melbourne in advance of the 20th International AIDS Conference
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Building Local Currency: Three lessons from successful advocacy projects in the Global South

With funding from the Tides Foundation, Pathfinder's Money Well Spent project encourages districts to fund family planning and reproductive health services.
Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Tanzania
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Condemns the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls

A group of girls from Nigeria
One month ago, nearly 300 Nigerian school girls were thrust into an unimaginable nightmare.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Staff Heavyhearted After Boarding School Tragedy in Nigeria

Yesterday, Pathfinder was outraged to learn that more than 50 male boarding school students lost their lives in a senseless attack in the Yobe state of Nigeria.
Type: Press Release
Country: Nigeria
Focus Area: Advocacy

The Garb of Leadership Through the Eyes of Dr. Purnima Mane

To get a holistic insight about leadership, we need to delve into experiences of leaders, how they react to emergent problems, and seek their advice on experiences that young aspiring leaders need to pursue to strengthen and prepare themselves.

I would also say that most leaders should have some charisma. The other trait a leader needs to have is to be sensitive especially in terms of whom do you expect to follow and who are these followers that you are looking for. Most leaders’ people skills are very well developed like their communication skills. I think this is important because being able to connect to people is critical for a leader.

Type: Pathfinder in the News
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Joins World in Mourning the Loss of Visionary Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Pathfinder joins the world in mourning the loss of a visionary, leader, ally, and friend—Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who passed away on December 5, 2013, was formerly the President of South Africa, a Nobel Peace Laureate, and a champion of human rights.
Type: Press Release
Country: South Africa
Focus Area: Advocacy

Take Action Before December 31! Vote for Pathfinder to Receive CREDO Mobile Funds

This spring, Pathfinder was delighted to be selected as one of 40 nonprofit organizations that will receive donations from the millions of dollars generated by CREDO mobile, long distance, and credit card customers in 2013.

Pathfinder International Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Mike Zeitouny

Mike Zeitouny
This week, Pathfinder International welcomes Mike Zeitouny as our new Chief Financial Officer. Mike has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial arena.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Programs Currently Not Affected By Government Shutdown

Congress
Today, the United States Federal Government shut down for the first time since 1995 when the U.S. House and Senate failed to pass the spending bill necessary to fund federal programs for the upcoming fiscal year.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

House and Senate Committees Approve Drastically Different Funding Bills for Global Health Programs

Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved vastly different bills to fund U.S. foreign assistance programs, including global health programs for international family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV and AIDS.

Challenging Population Growth: Family Planning Services Gloss Over Women’s Health Needs

Pathfinder International's Pakistan Country Representative Tauseef Ahmed discusses the state of family planning in Pakistan with the Express Tribune.

Tauseef said that during the last decade Pakistan’s family planning program was never given due priority in terms of perspective plan implementation. He emphasized that Pakistan needed ‘political will’ to re-design family planning services to reach out all needy women.  “We should have a clear and comprehensive policy to be managed by a commission with full authority,” he said.

News Round-Up: Supreme Court Rules in Pathfinder, Co-Plaintiffs' Favor in USAID v AOSI

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in Pathfinder's favor in the anti-prostitution pledge case, USAID v AOSI. Below is a round-up of recent news coverage about the case as well as a link to our official statement and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pathfinder International and Fellow Co-Plaintiffs in USAID v AOSI

Supreme Court APP
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of Pathfinder and our co-plaintiffs in USAID v AOSI, a case challenging a 2003 law requiring all groups receiving funds for HIV and AIDS work to have “a policy explicitly opposing prostitution.”

UNFPA Focuses on Contraception for 222 Million in Developing World

Purnima Mane advocates for increased family planning funding and identifies political will and a focus on community-based work as two of the most important factors in our efforts to advance the status of women and girls around the world.

Asked how best the contraceptive needs could be met, Dr. Purnima Mane, president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder International, told IPS the United Nations and the international community need to continue advocating for increased funding – domestic and international – for access to contraception and for the integration of family planning into universal health coverage in all possible forums and through broader partnerships across sectors.

Ford Foundation Rounds Off International Fellowships Program in Nigeria

The International Fellowships Program leaves a legacy as the Ford Foundation closes out the ten year project, including the Nigeria-based program led by Pathfinder International.

According to Farouk Jega, the country representative for Pathfinder International, Nigeria, 175 fellows have been recruited into the Nigeria programme since 2001.

He also said 44 per cent are women, while 56 per cent are men. He said 11 percent of the fellows are “people with special needs”.

Type: Pathfinder in the News
Country: Nigeria
Focus Area: Advocacy

News Round-Up: Anti-Prostitution Pledge at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court APP
On Monday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in USAID v AOSI, a case that challenges a law requiring recipients of US funds for international HIV and AIDS work to have “a policy explicitly opposing prostitution.”
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Diverse Groups Find Consensus in Protecting Free Speech as Anti-Prostitution Pledge Case Heads to Supreme Court

On April 22, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could have dramatic consequences for NGOs, faith-based groups, and other civil society members.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder International Saddened by Tragedy in Boston; All Staff Members Safe

Pathfinder is saddened by the senseless tragedy yesterday during the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this horrific act. We are thankful that all staff and family of staff at our headquarters in Watertown, MA are safe.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Sequestration Is Damaging to the World's Women and Their Communities

Throughout the past few years, the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning, has suffered at the hand of across-the-board budget cuts.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy

Pathfinder Applauds President Barack Obama's Presidential Memorandum on Women and Girls

On Wednesday, President Obama took a significant and critical step in ensuring continued support for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls globally.
Type: Press Release
Focus Area: Advocacy
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