Pathfinder International called for more efforts to transform gender norms to enable women and girls enjoy sexual reproductive health and rights; “how does a women facing gender based violence negotiate condom use? How can she freely access health care if she needs her husband’s permission to leave the house?” queried Pathfinder International Country Director Mustafa Kudrati.
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Twenty-four villages are now participating in the Tuungane Project (Kiswahili for “Let’s Unite), a partnership between TNC and Pathfinder International that holistically address reproductive health, the environment and livelihood needs of these communities in this region.
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Purnima Mane, president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder International, told IPS, “We are delighted the final set of [proposed] SDGs contains four critical targets on SRHR: three under the health goal and one under the gender goal. But we have not reached the finish line yet. We must all continue to raise our voices to ensure these SRHR targets are intact when the final version is approved."
“I would hope the upcoming U.N. session will highlight the need to include sexual and reproductive health and rights upfront as a core component of the Sustainable Development Goals as the Open Working Group continues to develop its proposal,” said Purnima Mane, President & CEO of Pathfinder International.