- Meet unmet needs for contraception and sexual and reproductive health care, essential to women’s and girls’ agency.
- Invest in girls’ agency, education, and literacy, including climate awareness.
- Support women’s engagement and leadership in local resilience planning.
- Strengthen the capacity of health systems to prepare for and effectively manage health risks due to climate change.
Women-Led Climate Resilience
Climate change threatens health and health systems in the communities where we work. Extreme weather caused by climate change is growing more severe, creating barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights and exacerbating the inequities women and girls face every day. We have seen how often the world’s toughest challenges are solved by investing in women and girls. To meet the gravest threat to our planet today, we must activate our greatest untapped resource: the resourcefulness, know-how, and leadership of women and girls.
Pathfinder elevates women and girls as changemakers in their communities, engaging them to lead resilient, local, and rights-based solutions to climate adaptation. Our commitment to women’s leadership of climate adaptation, our conviction in the power of local community-based solutions, and our passion for innovation and partnership across sectors drive our women-led climate resilience programs. We are working with women and girls to share their insights—accelerating adaptation, furthering climate justice, and advancing reproductive rights. When women lead, a healthier planet follows.
“Pathfinder supports the important role that women play in community resilience, when supported by sexual and reproductive health and rights, to be problem-solvers in the face of climate change.” – Lois Quam, President and CEO