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For all they do to strengthen family and community, EngenderHealth celebrates fathers around the world.🌍

Happy Father's Day to all who are celebrating!🧡

Recently, @GlobalHlth5050 found that many orgs do not post their policies, though there are numerous audiences and reasons for making organizational policies public.

@TraciLBaird discusses why we’re working to “put it all out there” in our new blog ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

Three outstanding global health and #SRHR leaders have joined the EngenderHealth board! 🙌

Learn about Dr. Akudo Anyanwu, Dr. Kimberly D. Gregory, and Thomas Kisimbi on our website ➡️ http://bit.ly/NewBoard21

Paying interns ensures that opportunities are available to a diverse group of students and graduates.

To celebrate a graduate in your life, or a mentor who supported your career, consider donating to EngenderHealth’s Internship Program Fund! ➡️ http://bit.ly/InternFund

Incredible @mackenziescott list of “286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear," with a strong emphasis on #equity! Exciting to see the inclusion of @riseupforgirls, led by our brilliant Board member and partner for #genderequality, @DeniseRDunning!

We applaud this transparency from @EngenderHealth, who have also signed the FAIR SHARE Commitment to achieve #genderequality in their leadership by 2030! 🙌🏾 https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1404792786516426757

We have long made it clear that EngenderHealth is committed to equality, diversity, and social inclusion.

As part of that commitment, and inspired by @GlobalHlth5050, we have worked to increase transparency around our organizational policies. Learn how ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

⬇️This is what leadership looks like

🙏Kudos to @TraciLBaird & the team at @EngenderHealth for developing policies on inclusion, diversity, equity etc and putting them in the public domain for stakeholders & accountability


Curious about our sexual harassment policy? It’s on our website. How about our Do No Harm Framework or whistle-blower policy? Ditto–on our website.

Check out this piece by @TraciLBaird on why we strive to share policies online before someone has to ask ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

Why should orgs post their workplace policies in the public domain?

@TraciLBaird breaks down why transparency around organizational policies are essential for equitable workplaces & the 🔑 to @EngenderHealth ⭐️ #GH5050 score 👇


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April 8, 2016

Empowering Women and Men to Prevent Violence and Promote Health Together

EngenderHealth and GreeneWorks highlighted a new generation of gender-synchronized programs that are engaging both women and men, girls and boys to challenge inequitable gender norms. The parallel session, held during the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, focused on three ongoing rigorous studies. These included updates on a joint project with EngenderHealth and JPAL in Ethiopia, the Gender Matters project in Austin, Texas, and an intervention by Promundo focused on promoting equitable male and female roles in caregiving, in Rwanda.

The session began with Margaret Greene of GreeneWorks welcoming the audience and setting the context for the term “gender synchronization.” She explained that while gender-transformative programs that work with men or with women are worthwhile, often it is working with men and women or boys and girls together that can catalyze more rapid change. This was illustrated by the presentations that followed.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive challenge in Ethiopia. An innovative intervention by EngenderHealth and JPAL reaches out to couples through the traditional coffee ceremony to promote gender-equitable practices and prevent IPV. The presentation Gender-Transformative Cultural Ceremonies to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Ethiopia (PDF, 1.8 MB), by Fabio Verani, MPH, Senior Technical Advisor on Gender, EngenderHealth, captures insights from this project.

Adolescents and young people must have access to comprehensive information and services to make empowered choices. Gender Matters in Austin, Texas, aims to address the high numbers of teenage pregnancy within the state by engaging young people in challenging harmful constructions of masculinity and femininity. The presentation EngenderHealth’s U.S. Programs Office: Empowering Young People for Better Outcomes (PDF, 2.1 MB), by Jenifer DeAtley, Director, U.S. Programs and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor, EngenderHealth, captures the journey so far.

The discussion with the audience was an engaging one. It highlighted the importance of measuring the outcomes of interventions, as well as the need to capture such good practices for replication. When working with men and boys, challenging traditional perceptions of masculinity must be part of the gender equality agenda. We need to include men and boys as strategic allies and partners to create a more equal world.


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