"Safe Age of Marriage" in Yemen, Fostering Change in Social Norms: A Case Study
This paper describes how ESD, with the Basic Health Services Project in Yemen and the Yemeni Women Union implemented the Safe Age of Marriage program as part of a national effort to reduce maternal and neonatal mortalities.
We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.
The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.