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Evidence-based #SelfCare can support governments to achieve #UHC.

Join @PATHtweets @EngenderHealth & @SFHNigeria for “Self-Care & UHC: How self-care can help leave no one behind,” moderated by our #SRHR Director @MalayahHa.

Series & session registration: http://bit.ly/SelfCare-UHC

Yes, and resilient #healthsystems need oxygen & other surgery-related supplies and devices. Surgical systems strengthening = health systems strengthening. #SurgeryUHC @PATHtweets @theG4Alliance @HarvardPGSSC @Mattt_Hey @EngenderHealth #globalsurgery https://twitter.com/theGFF/status/1421164976249712641

Am proud to have been nominated by @AYTTanzania 2021 awards as an Outstanding Youth in SDGs, and my project Her Story Our Action funded by @WomenDeliver through @YouthDeliver, hosted by @EngenderHealth as a leading youth program of the year. Please vote for me through below link

There are so many links between #SRHR and #EducationForAll, including the critical need to end #FGM. Thank you @DominicRaab and Raychelle Omamo for this important piece. @EngenderHealth @OrchidProject https://twitter.com/grethepetersen/status/1420868613901361152

Tous les jeunes devraient pouvoir poursuivre la carrière de leur choix! Voici quelques femmes inspirantes qui travaillent avec l’équipe de EngenderHealth au Burkina Faso pour éliminer les obstacles liés au genre dans leurs professions. 🙌👏

To reach #UHC2030, we need every idea on the table for transforming health systems and markets to advance people-centered primary health care—including #selfcare! Join @FinancingAllian
@PATHtweets @EngenderHealth & @SFHNigeria to learn more on 3 Aug! https://discoverselfcare.community.tc/t/2021/events/self-care-and-uhc-how-self-care-can-help-leave-no-one-behind-rwe9s8x3s9m1Pno9QcDUa8

On August 3, join @EngenderHealth, @SFHNigeria, and @PATHtweets for "Self-Care and UHC: How Self-Care Can Help Leave No One Behind."

Register for the Self Care Learning and Discovery Series to attend the webinar! ➡️ http://discoverselfcare.community.tc/

To reach #UHC2030, we need every idea on the table for transforming health systems and markets to advance people-centered primary health care—including #selfcare. Join @PATHtweets @EngenderHealth & @SFHNigeria to learn more on 3 Aug!➡️https://discoverselfcare.community.tc/t/2021/events/self-care-and-uhc-how-self-care-can-help-leave-no-one-behind-rwe9s8x3s9m1Pno9QcDUa8

Congratulations, @JSIhealth, @WorldEd, and @MargaretCrotty! We at @EngenderHealth appreciate our partnerships to date and look forward to more, as we engage on #health and #education, and the intersection of the two. https://twitter.com/JSIhealth/status/1420443988285399040

Join us for the @EngenderHealth + @CHOICEforYouth webinar on meaningful youth participation on Aug 11th! Register here: https://engenderhealth.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckd-mvqT8rG9E9kYXghEAvBs0bc2XrlCPp #AYSRHR

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July 2, 2021

EngenderHealth Commits to Address Gender-based Violence and Expand Access to Contraception and Safe Abortion for All as Part of Generation Equality

EngenderHealth today commits to expand partnerships and programs in support of two focal areas of the landmark Generation Equality Forum: Gender-based Violence (GBV), and Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

“EngenderHealth works to advance gender equality in and through gender- and youth-transformative SRHR programs,” said President and CEO Traci L. Baird. “Our goals fully align with those of Generation Equality, and our historical strengths and current strategic focus position us especially well to support these two Action Coalitions through the bold commitments we’re announcing today. We are eager to join with partners and colleagues worldwide to accomplish these priorities.”

To address gender-based violence, EngenderHealth will work with governments and civil society partners in at least five countries to co-create and implement evidence-based multi-sectoral national GBV prevention and response strategies. Among other actions, we will:

  • engage with local communities, including youth- and feminist-led organizations and men and boys, to transform gender norms that perpetuate GBV
  • support healthcare workers and systems to ensure respectful, high-quality care for survivors
  • advocate for supportive laws, policies, national guidelines, and protocols, including to fulfill governments’ commitments under international and regional agreements

“Eliminating all forms of gender-based violence and comprehensively addressing survivors’ complex needs is essential to ensuring that all people can exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to achieve gender equality,” said Malayah Harper, EngenderHealth’s Director of SRHR. “EngenderHealth has a strong track record of supporting effective multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response, and we look forward to building on this experience.”

EngenderHealth’s second commitment builds on our extensive experience supporting national health systems and our belief that high-quality SRHR information and services, including contraception and safe abortion care, must be available and accessible for all who need it. Among other steps, over the next five years, we will:

  • support community-based and youth-led organizations to reach in- and out-of-school adolescents and youth with reproductive health and rights education
  • advocate for inclusion of SRHR, gender, and bodily autonomy in national guidelines, including in alignment with African countries’ commitments to the Maputo Protocol
  • strengthen health systems through training, service integration, and other elements of management support, to provide high-quality contraception and abortion care

“The world has made tremendous progress in the last several decades in expanding access to critical SRHR information and care,” said Baird. “But too many gaps remain, especially for young people, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and other marginalized populations, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many such needs. Working together, we can—and must—close those gaps.”

EngenderHealth prioritizes SRHR and gender equality in our operations as well as in our programs, and our internal Generation Equality commitments reflect this longstanding emphasis. We pledge to integrate an intentional, comprehensive Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) lens into all our programs and structures, to support stakeholders to reflect, challenge, and change personal gender-, youth-, and social marginalization-related biases and beliefs that impede access to SRHR information and services.

“Integrating the meaningful and inclusive participation of young people is a key focus across all our programs, operations, and structures,” said Ana Aguilera, EngenderHealth’s Deputy Director for Adolescent and Youth SRHR. “In implementing our Generation Equality commitments, we will use, and share with others, a range of tools and approaches to ensure that our work is done with and not for young people.”

For the full text of EngenderHealth’s Generation Equality commitments, and to explore opportunities for partnership, please email us at info@engenderhealth.org.

About EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth is committed to creating transformative, sustainable change by delivering high-quality sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services; expanding access to information and training; and advancing acceptance of sexual and reproductive rights as human rights. To achieve this vision, EngenderHealth collaborates with governments, private-sector partners, international experts, and local organizations and communities around the world to deliver programs that give girls and women freedom to reach their full potentials. www.engenderhealth.org

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