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As a consortium partner on the @USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone project, @EngenderHealth supports cervical cancer prevention (CECAP) trainings for providers like Castus Mpinda. Stay tuned for more CECAP highlights from @USAIDTanzania for #CervicalHealthMonth!

Climate change threatens so much: from access to nutritious food and clean water to a woman’s ability to earn an income and a girl’s chance of staying in school. We're happy to see @POTUS rejoin the #ParisAgreement on #DayOne https://twitter.com/PackardFdn/status/1352021905407139848

We’re seeking 2 consultants to support our Comms & Marketing team. The consultants can be based anywhere in the world.
Digital Comms/Project Management Consultant: http://bit.ly/EH-Consultant1
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Today, Dr. Fauci reaffirmed the US’s commitment to #globalhealth cooperation & pledged to remain in @who. He also promised to “support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health & reproductive rights,” including revoking the harmful Global Gag Rule. http://bit.ly/3sUC6sy

Rejoining the @WHO is a critical step in re-establishing U.S. leadership in global health. We applaud the #BidenAdministration for quickly taking this action that will save lives. #InaugurationDay Let's get to work. http://bit.ly/35Y8Sz6

For #CervicalHealthMonth, @USAID will highlight some of our Cervical Cancer Prevention champions and beneficiaries in #Tanzania. Through our Boresha Afya activity we provide support and outreach to providers and underserved facilities across the country.
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This month, the U.S. swears in a new President, VP, Congress People, and Senators. These changes are an opportunity to focus on important policy goals. The U.S. has significant influence on global health issues, including sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. 1/2

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Join the launch event on January 26 at 8am EST to celebrate all the success and get a sneak peak of the new partnership. Tune in on Jan 27th for a deep dive into our new progress report!

More info: https://bit.ly/2KIaxAP
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Thanks for the shoutout @USAID_MOMENTUM! We are honored to lead progress under the Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics project.

Why do we need gender balance in health decision-making? From Dr. Anne Schuchat at #WGHGeorgia Chapter launch👇:

☑️Diversity of experience helps make better decisions
☑️Increased participatory approaches in leadership
☑️More Inclusive policies from those with diverse backgrounds

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Overview

Gender influences women’s and men’s health in fundamental ways; harmful and rigid expectations about what men and women can or should do can place both women’s and men’s health at risk. For example, gender norms that define men as strong may discourage them from seeking health services as they might view asking for help from a nurse or doctor as a sign of weakness. Similarly, norms characterizing women as submissive can undermine their ability to negotiate condom use with male partners. Other consequences associated with the complex interplay of harmful gender norms include depression, gender-based violence (GBV), early marriage, unintended pregnancy, and increased risk of HIV.

EngenderHealth seeks to ensure that every program has taken steps to address how gender inequalities impact their programs and desired health outcomes.

Since 1996, we have pioneered programs that challenge gender inequities and transform gender norms in ways that promote health and social justice (using gender-transformative strategies). For example, our Men As Partners program engages men and boys to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. This award-winning approach has been implemented in more than 30 countries across Asia and Africa and in the United States.

In addition, we are implementing gender programs that purposefully promote equality among both men/boys and women/girls, with the understanding that both sexes need to be engaged in redefining gender norms within their communities. This gender-synchronized approach is unique, as most gender programs focus on just men or women. To date, we have implemented and evaluated successful gender-synchronized programs in Angola, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the United States.

EngenderHealth also undertakes broader advocacy efforts, including our role as a founding member of MenEngage, a global alliance committed to research, interventions, and policy efforts aimed at engaging men and boys in gender equality.

Current gender activities include:

Burundi: We are working to prevent and respond to GBV by engaging men and boys; training health care sites to better provide GBV services; and supporting improved national coordination of GBV response and prevention efforts, among other activities.

Tanzania: We are currently a partner in an HIV project working toward reducing vulnerabilities for men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and adolescent girls. We also increased men’s involvement in HIV prevention by reducing high-risk sexual behaviors, promoting fidelity, reducing men’s number of sexual partners, eliminating GBV, and increasing the use of sexual and reproductive health services.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Research: We have developed IPV prevention curricula for men, women, and couples as part of two randomized controlled trials, in Tanzania (with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and in Ethiopia (with J-PAL). Both studies are ongoing; results will be available by 2017.

Texas: We are working with adolescents to address teen pregnancy prevention by looking at the impacts of gender norms on sexual behaviors.

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