Intimate Portraits of Resilience

A photographer captures the effort of women and girls to gain autonomy over their lives, minds and bodies.

By Sandy Garçon, PSI For more than a decade, award-winning photographer Mark Tuschman has documented the barriers preventing girls and women from achieving their full potential. Tuschman’s latest book, Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge, is a collection of gripping portraits, spanning 15 years and 17 countries, of girls and women

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Adolescents 360

The World’s Most Promising Generation is Coming of Age and Here’s What It Needs from Us

Adolescents 360 is a four-year $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, aiming to increase voluntary, modern contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in three pilot countries — Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia. By applying a user-centered approach, with youth

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Bag It, Use It: A Sexual Health Campaign to Get More Women to Carry Condoms

By Noha Zeitoun, Content Intern, PSI What would you think of a woman if a condom fell out of her purse? Or if you saw her buying condoms at a pharmacy? In collaboration with the South African government, the women’s advocacy organization Zazi recently launched a campaign to reduce the stigmas around women buying and carrying condoms.

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Teen pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy on Rise in South Africa

By C. Montague Hermann, PSI Social Marketing Technical Advisor PSI Social Marketing Technical Advisor C. Montague Hermann regularly writes about news and his opinion on what’s happening in the condom business in East Africa and beyond for his blog, Condom Collective. Read below as Hermann updates us on the rate of teenage pregnancy in South Africa.  

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Can a Bajaji Change a Teen Girl’s Life?

How Pam Scott, IDEO.org and PSI brought Human-Centered Design to Teen Pregnancy in Tanzania

By Aaron Britt, senior editor for IDEO.org and Karen Sommer Shalett, managing editor for Impact Magazine “Human-centered design has a role in solving every problem,” says Pam Scott, a serial design thinker whose career has wended from advertising to customer research to a board seat at IDEO.org to a current chapter that might be dubbed activist philanthropy. A

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