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Pathfinder to Join Women Deliver and Girls Not Brides for TEDxChange Twitter Chat on Girls and Women

Girls and women are catalysts for change (#girls4change). When girls and women are educated, healthy, and empowered, they invest back into their families, communities, and nations. We know it’s true – when girls and women survive, the world thrives.

Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment Project Celebrates Earth Hour on Bussi Island

Earth Hour, Bussi Island
Lights will go out around the world on Saturday in honor of Earth Hour—a global call to action to take responsibility for our environmental impact. Bussi Island is answering that call, but it’s likely their work will take much more than an hour.

Pathfinder Chosen As CREDO Funding Beneficiary for Second Year

Pathfinder International is thrilled 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's Gender-Based Violence Work Featured in UN Fund Annual Report

Pathfinder established the first integrated center in Mozambique that cares and assists survivors of gender-based violence. The center brings together resources and officials from necessary sectors to facilitate a survivor’s ability to pursue a case.

The UN Trust Fund is supporting Pathfinder International establish the first integrated centre to care and assist survivors in the country. The one-stop centre brings together health, psychosocial, law enforcement, paralegal In many communities, services for survivors of gender-based violence are often located in different physical locations, inhibiting a timely and efficient response to their needs following an attack.

Pathfinder Announces New Maternal Health Awards from Merck for Mothers

Merck for Mothers
Pathfinder International is pleased to announce three new grants to support maternal health projects in India, Nigeria, and Peru.

In Uganda, Integrating Population, Health, and Environment to Meet Development Goals

As Uganda's population booms, the country's natural resources suffer the negative consequences, but some initiatives like the HOPE LVB Project aim to improve public health and reduce population pressures while slowing the rate of environmental degradation.

The HOPE LVB Project (Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin)  is now replicating the same model in the fresh water ecosystem around the Lake Victoria Basin to improve public health and reduce unsustainable population growth and its attendant environmental degradation, deforestation, and overfishing. The project is being implemented in Wakiso and Mayuge Districts through a partnership between Pathfinder International, Ecological Christian Organization, CTPH, and OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria) in neighboring Kenya.

New Public-Private Partnership Will Make Long-Acting Contraceptive Method More Affordable for Millions

Thanks to an new partnership led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bayer HealthCare AG and other leaders in global health, millions of women will soon have greater access to a long-acting reversible contraception method called Jadelle.

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.
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Focus Area: Advocacy

For Better Health of Women and Children, Pakistan Needs Political Will

Pakistan family planning
Speakers at a seminar organized by Pathfinder International say political will is necessary to address the unmet need for family planning and other women's health services in Pakistan

Investing in women’s health not only improves her life, but the quality of life of her family, community and eventually her country. More than half of the world’s unpaid labour comes from women, therefore, their contribution needs to be recognised.

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