Iniciativa: Strengthening the Capacity of Youth Civil Society in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
Through Iniciativa, Pathfinder empowers five youth organizations to become strong advocates for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in Mozambique. The five organizations—LUARTE, Kutenga, Nova Vida, AREPACHO, and Kupulumussana—are all part of an innovative mentorship process that emphasizes partnership, self-assessment, organizational ownership, continuous learning, and applied skills building.
This Straight to the Point capacity building tool offers a brief introduction to a few essential accounting practices and provides a checklist to help organizations assess whether they are meeting these fundamental requirements.
This tool leads an organization or group step-by-step through the process of creating a workplan—from setting goals and objectives, to choosing activities, to planning timing and assigning responsibility—and includes a workplan template.
Pathfinder aims is to evaluate the strategies of the Geracao BIZ project, as well as transform the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary school, high school, secondary education and technical education students in sexual reproductive health.
The Pathfinding Fund is supporting studies on innovative Pathfinder approaches in Mozambique; Pathfinder has been working closely with country staff to develop the CHW study and anticipates having results by the end of 2012.
Pathfinder reduced violence against women (VAW) by establishing networks and building on government capacity and civil society responses. This project increased access to health, social, and legal services for women and girls.
Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, Pakistan country director of Pathfinder International, a non-profit organisation working to improve adolescent and youth access to sexual and reproductive health services in more than 30 countries, says that early pregnancy is not uncommon among teenage brides. In fact, having a baby is a way of proving one’s fertility, and the values of adolescent pregnancy are “protected by women and girls themselves,” he told IPS.
Pathfinder's "Female Condoms Are Power, Protection, Pleasure" is featured in a BBC News story about the return of the female condom, a method of contraception empowering women around the world.