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In India, about 61% of #postpartum women have an unmet need for family planning. Our EAISI project partnered with the Indian Government to expand access to postpartum #familyplanning by strengthening #IUD services. #WDC2021
Learn more 👉 http://ow.ly/ZKK450Ggeqt

Access to postpartum #FamilyPlanning is crucial for ensuring the health, rights, and well-being of #MomAndBaby. @USAID_MOMENTUM strengthens linkages between maternal health & family planning services to allow individuals to safely space births: https://usaidmomentum.org/world-contraception-day-2021/ #WCD2021

We’re honored to pass the IBP Partnership “drum” to @fhi360 as the new @ibp_network chair! We look forward to collaborating w/ you & the entire network to improve #familyplanning & #SRHR programming and services worldwide. @TraciLBaird @DrONChabikuli @nanditathatte @AddicoG

"I feel strongly that these issues of access, voice & equality that we promote within our programs must also be embedded in our operating structures & I have been really proud that EngenderHealth has been able to stand with @ibp_network during this journey."- @TraciLBaird #SRHR

“We so value the IBP network members for our common commitment to identifying & sharing effective practices, so we can achieve our collective, ambitious & critical goals on sexual & reproductive health,” CEO @TraciLBaird reflects our term as @ibp_network chair #partnersmeeting.

During the @ibp_network Partners Meeting @aguilera_ana91 shared how we use our Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Analysis Framework & Toolkit and GYSI Staff Training Manual to create more #equitable & #inclusive programs. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/qlNc50GflmK

More than half of married women around the world use modern contraception, but rates vary widely by country, with fewer than 15% using a modern method in some low- and middle-income countries. Take a look at the latest data on #FamilyPlanning from @PRBdata 👇🏿 #worldpopdata

We’re #hiring a Human Resources Coordinator to support the HR Dept providing professional, analytical, & technical support to HR-related projects & initiatives. Washington, DC, or remote until return to office. Salary & benefits in job post.

Apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/v3im50GdKQh

(1/2) Young people often prefer to go to pharmacies rather than clinics for #FamilyPlanning info and products. But high costs and provider bias at pharmacies can deter young people from getting the care and services they desire.

𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 #𝗜_𝗔𝗰𝗧𝗧 CVA 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗺𝘂.An 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗳 @EngenderHealth @ypfoundation 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 @people_hut

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January 28, 2021

EngenderHealth Welcomes Repeal of Global Gag Rule, Urges Biden/Harris Administration to Take More Steps to Ensure Health and Rights

January 28, 2021 (Washington, DC)—The removal of the Global Gag Rule by the Biden administration is an important and welcomed step for improving US support for reproductive and women’s health around the world. The rule—significantly expanded by the previous administration—prohibited foreign NGOs receiving US government assistance from providing information, referrals, or services for legal abortion, or advocating to reduce legal restrictions on abortion in their countries, using their own, non-US government funds to do so. These prohibitions forced organizations to make a choice between receiving US funding and providing comprehensive reproductive health information and services. The repeal of the rule is essential for reproductive health and justice, but not sufficient: further action is necessary.

EngenderHealth President & CEO, Traci L. Baird, said, “We have seen the harm caused by the Global Gag Rule each time it has been implemented. Clinics close, services stop, and people die. While purportedly designed to reduce abortion, the policy actually increases the number of unsafe abortions and limits access to a wide range of essential services, including HIV screening and treatment, cancer prevention and screening, and contraceptive counseling and services. The repeal of this bad policy is a necessary first step. We look forward to the rest of this journey for reproductive health and justice.”

With the rescinding of the Global Gag Rule, organizations can begin to address the harms that the policy caused during the past four years, and rebuild the counseling, referral, and service programs that communities need and people deserve. EngenderHealth will continue to work with communities and organizations in countries around the world to ensure people have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services.

The repeal of the Global Gag Rule is a significant first step, and it is part of a package of changes designed to uphold sexual and reproductive health and rights and address health disparities. In the weeks ahead, the Administration and Congress must work together to ensure US laws and policies support sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice domestically and abroad. A clear plan for achieving these goals has been laid out in the Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice.

About EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). To reach that vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance SRHR, which we define broadly to include contraceptive counseling and services, maternal health, comprehensive sexuality education, gender-based violence prevention and counseling, comprehensive abortion care, and more. EngenderHealth collaborates with governments, private sector partners, international experts, and local organizations and communities to reach marginalized groups—including girls, women, and gender minorities; adolescents and youth; people with disabilities; economically disadvantaged groups; and rural and other hard-to-reach populations. www.engenderhealth.org

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