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The @whatwomenwanthc campaign is calling on young women and girls around the world to share what’s important to them when it comes to maternal and #reproductivehealth. Take the survey and ask the women and girls in your community to do the same: https://t.co/c55LT113iJ

We are excited to join the conversation on #WCD2018

With today’s opening, we officially transitioned from 72nd to 73rd session of #UNGA. I’m so excited for the year ahead!

UNC Gillings alumna @TraciLBaird named CEO of EngenderHealth. Read full coverage here: https://t.co/l3oFl7PtBO @UNCpublichealth #SRHR

Until #familyplanning is a universally available choice in all settings, this human right will not be fully realized.

At #UNGA, @UNFPA and partners are calling for the fulfillment of this unrealized right: https://t.co/pjB2z7Ilwr

#StandUp4HumanRights

We love the pill & all other forms of contraception: allowing millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

For World Contraception Day 2018 the Family Planning Voices team share stories that touch our hearts @EngenderHealth strives to put women & girls at the center of the development agenda. Read here: https://t.co/EpQhWKqiEq #FPVoices #SRHR #WCD2018 @K4Health

The issue of #familyplanning is about women’s agency.

Even if a service is available in the community, it’s not effective if women cannot access it. #EWECisME @WorldBank

Are you optimistic about the future? @BillGates and @melindagates are. Read what they have to say and dig into the Goalkeepers Report to learn about the progress we’re making and the generation of leaders making it possible. #Goalkeepers18 https://t.co/7rXvZqPsf6

Expanding access to #contraception & #familyplanning programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to break the cycle of poverty." #FP2020

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February 2, 2018

Bravo, BRAVI: Breaking Cycles of Gender-Based Violence in Burundi

“Let’s eradicate the practices and customs that are the source of violence against women and girls,” read the Kirundi-language banner hanging behind a panel of men and community leaders participating in a live local radio broadcast. During the radio show, the men shared positive changes in their attitudes and behaviors as a result of trainings by EngenderHealth’s Burundians Responding Against Violence and Inequality (BRAVI) project, which is improving local efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

EngenderHealth program participants took to the airwaves in Burundi to campaign against gender-based violence.

The radio broadcast was one of a number of events and activities undertaken by the U.S. Agency for International Development–supported project, in support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, an annual global campaign that takes place from November 25 to December 10. In partnership with Burundi’s Ministry of Human Rights, EngenderHealth’s BRAVI team produced national radio spots designed to raise awareness of SGBV. The spots summarized and shared the most important provisions of Burundi’s new laws preventing SGBV and protecting its victims. The BRAVI team disseminated information about the new SGBV laws at the local level and provided technical expertise to community leaders, government administrators, and law enforcement in four communes of Burundi. “The support of the BRAVI project is of paramount importance in the government campaign in fighting SGBV,” said Ndihokubwayo Charles, coordinator of the Centre de Développement Familial et Communautaire in Ngozi commune.

During this time, BRAVI also worked to support Burundi’s Ministry of Human Rights, Social Affairs, and Gender (MHRSAG) in finalizing the 2017–2021 national plan for combatting SGBV.

“I was always drunk. My wife was not allowed to touch the key to my shop; we were fighting in the open air. Now, thanks to the BRAVI project, things have changed. Even now, at this very moment I am participating in this public broadcast, my wife is running the shop.”—N. Celestin, one of the 328 men who participated in EngenderHealth’s training.

 

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