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Her Future Her Choice

Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Her Future Her Choice operates in select districts of Ethiopia and Mozambique. The project removes barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health information and services for adolescent girls and young women age 10-24 years. Pathfinder aligns service delivery with country priorities, strengthens the link between supply and demand, and ensures providers respect and uphold the rights of girls and young women to access services with dignity and without stigma or discrimination.

Project Date: 2019 - 2023
Funder: Global Affairs Canada (through Oxfam Canada as a principal recipient and consortium lead)
Country: Ethiopia Mozambique
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1 in 3 women in Zambezia province, Mozambique, has suffered intimate partner violence, with 11% reporting sexual violence.

IMADISA, 2015

46% of adolescent girls and young women in Zambezia province, Mozambique, are already mothers or are pregnant by 19 years old.

IMADISA, 2015

In Ethiopia, 33% of married women have an unmet need for contraception, and nearly half of adolescent pregnancies are unintended, as young people often face barriers to accessing contraceptive services.

Guttmacher, 2014

Over two-thirds of married women ages 15-19 (69%) report that they have sole say over their own health care or make health decisions jointly with their husband.

Guttmacher, 2014

What We Do

  • Build the capacity of public health workers to provide high-quality gender-responsive, youth-friendly comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.
  • Shift negative attitudes about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • Establish and empower community organizations to combat harmful traditional practices, including gender-based violence.
  • Empower women and girls with knowledge and skills to adopt healthy behaviors and advocate for their SRHR through peer education.
  • Ensure women and girls have access to critical reproductive information and health services.
  • Network, collaborate, and partner with public and private organizations to scale up and sustain SRH information and services.

Project Staff Members

Ketsela Desalegn

Technical Advisor

Ketsela Desalegn (MD, MPH) works as a Sexual Reproductive Health coordinator for the GAC funded the ‘Her Future, Her Choice (HFHC) project and as a OF-POP technical advisor for Pathfinder here in...

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