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Advocacy

Every day, millions of people are denied the right to decide whether and when to have children. The right to live free from violence and stigma. The right to receive critical health services. Girls in 90 countries can legally become child brides. 1 in 4 people live in a country that prohibits abortion, even to protect a woman’s life.

Pathfinder challenges these restrictive policies and the systems that threaten the health and futures of the people we serve. We draw on our 60 years of experience to inspire policymakers and communities to take action. From the US Supreme Court to developing countries, we fight to remove barriers to sexual and reproductive rights.

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What We Do

  • Use research, data, and our programmatic expertise to advocate with governments and civil society for policies that support sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Support communities as they advocate for supportive policies that address their unique sexual and reproductive health care needs
  • Bring together global experts, government officials, and health providers to share knowledge and find solutions that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide
  • Engage key stakeholders in governments and communities to dedicate increased funds for sexual and reproductive health where the need is greatest
  • Raise our voices to inform, influence, and advance global efforts to ensure all people have the right to make their own decisions about their bodies and their future

Discover Our Projects

Building Blocks for FP2020

Both the Nigerian and Pakistani governments have set ambitious national targets for contraception use: Nigeria aims to increase the proportion of women using contraception from 11% in 2011 to 36% by...

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Universal Access to Family Planning

In Myanmar, 1 in 4 women of reproductive age can’t access the modern contraceptives she needs to delay or avoid pregnancy. Pathfinder is working to change this. See how we advocate at every level...

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Meet Our Staff

Josaphat Mshighati

Director of Advocacy and Population, Health, & Environment

Josaphat Mshighati brings more than 13 years of professional work experience to Pathfinder’s office in Tanzania....

Kiki Kalkstein

Senior Policy Analyst

Kiki is our DC-based advocacy expert, improving US and global health policy environments by influencing and informing policy and appropriations decisions....

Habeeb Salami

Director of Advocacy

Habeeb is a medical doctor with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology. He has more than 10 years of experience in public health project management and monitoring and evaluation....

Riaz Mobaracaly

Senior Country Director

Riaz is a proven leader in public health with more than 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of national, provincial and district level health programs with specific focus on...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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