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The #G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council this week released recommendations for advancing #genderequality. We truly appreciate the leadership of the Council, including our partners @DenisMukwege, @Katja_Iversen, @phumzileunwomen. #BeBraveG7 #G7Biarritz

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We look forward engaging #youth leaders in Côte d’Ivoire to advance positive conversations online about sexual and reproductive health and rights. https://t.co/8IU8VM3DLs #cotedivoire #SRHR

We're honored to be one of 9 Quality Innovation Challenge awardees to #DemandQuality & improve #SRHR. With @PackardFdn support we will engage #youth leaders in Côte d’Ivoire to advance positive conversations on sexual and reproductive health and rights. https://t.co/8IU8VM3DLs

Re:MIX is an #Austin-area adolescent sexual health program. Young parent peer educators share their stories & work w/ health educators. Help ensure this innovative model is shared at @SXSWEDU. Vote now in the #SXSWEDU #PanelPicker: https://t.co/ovGTS1BBOY #SexEducation

We love this thread from the Project Director of our gender-based violence services and prevention program in #Malawi!

Are you passionate about sexual and reproductive health & rights and interested in launching a career in business development? We're searching for a Coordinator to join our excellent Resource Mobilization team in DC! https://t.co/nfuRo9FrIe

Act now: Access to #familyplanning for young people could unleash the greatest economic boom developing countries have ever seen. https://t.co/t5WnTqik56 #FP2020Progress

EngenderHealth is #hiring in #DC! Are you passionate about sexual and reproductive health & rights and interested in launching a career in business development? We're searching for a Coordinator to join our excellent Resource Mobilization team! https://t.co/nfuRo9FrIe

Friday reading: Our latest Leadership Report was recently mailed to @EngenderHealth supporters. It's now available to read online. Check it out! https://t.co/6vnEj661EI #SRHR #reprohealth #reprorights #familyplanning #genderequality

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Angola

After gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola erupted in a civil war that gripped the country until 2002. During those 27 years of conflict, up to 1.5 million lives were lost, and 4 million people were displaced. The conflict affected all aspects of society; one of the continuing effects has been an increase in violence against women.

Through our RESPOND Project, EngenderHealth worked to build the capacity of the police to understand gender issues and to guarantee quality response and services for survivors who turn to the police for help. Initial goals for these efforts included:

  • Improving police attitudes toward survivors of domestic violence
  • Training police in their response to domestic violence

EngenderHealth based its later work in Angola on recommendations gathered from a nationwide gender assessment conducted in February 2011. The review identified and assessed current systems, laws, and structures in place to support victims of gender-based violence (GBV), particularly within the Angolan police and health services, and provided recommendations for improving protections and responses for GBV survivors.

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