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A wave of youth-led feminism is spreading across West and Central Africa (WCA). How can EngenderHealth and other iNGOs partner with #youth activists and feminist orgs in #WCA to advance #SRHR?

Check out our brief on supporting feminist actors in WCA ▶️ http://bit.ly/WCABrief-EH

OPCU Director Marie Ba (@MissBa) will appear Friday, May 14th at 2:45 pm GMT, on @_51percent on @France24_en to discuss topics related the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in West Africa and beyond. Don't miss it.

The @Rutgers_INTL Gender-Transformative Approaches (GTA) Toolkit provides guidance for integrating GTA into communities, comprehensive sexuality education, youth friendly services, advocacy, and institutions, says @jeroenlorist (@RutgersNL).

View it here: http://bit.ly/Rutgers-GTA

"Rutgers knows it's crucial to engage men for gender justice, but also that only using this approach is binary & heteronormative. Therefore, we also focus on sexual & gender diversity to ensure the rights of marginalized groups are respected & fulfilled."

-@reyDP from @RutgersID

➡️@renugolwalkar says to effectively engage men & boys, we must frame gender inequality as a societal problem.

"There is not a problem with men & boys that we are trying to fix. The problem is the prevalence of harmful gender norms and power dynamics at every level of society."

Nick Danforth, a lifelong #SRHR advocate who managed the institute that won Roe v. Wade, outlines two priorities for gender-transformative SRHR programs:

1️⃣ Build local management
2️⃣ Demonstrate engaging men is cost-effective through increased data collection

#UbuntuSymposium

Renu Golwalkar, our Director of Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion, says gender-transformative change cannot be measured through contraception uptake or healthcare usage.

"The process is as important as the end goal. We must challenge existing gender stereotypes & power dynamics."

Why is engaging men important for achieving #GenderEquality?

Participants at our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session say that change is more sustainable when all people are engaged, and that everyone has a stake in achieving gender equality because everyone benefits!👏👏

🚨30 MINUTES🚨

It’s not too late to register for our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session with @Rutgers_INTL!

Join us for “The Past, Present, and Future of Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” at 9am ET (3pm CET/CAT) ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-Rutgers-Session

Don't forget to register for "Amplify Her Voice!" - EngenderHealth's virtual fundraiser for sexual and reproductive health and rights ➡️ http://bit.ly/AmplifyHerVoice

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Who We Are

Vision

A gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Mission

To implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Strategic Approach

We know that sexual and reproductive health and rights are completely and inextricably intertwined with gender equality. We also know that marginalized groups—such as girls, women, and gender minorities; adolescents and youth; people with disabilities; economically disadvantaged groups; and rural and other hard-to-reach populations—are particularly vulnerable to discriminatory practices that can prevent them from leading healthy lives. But that can change. We believe that if all people are empowered and engaged; and if they live in supportive communities where systems and institutions provide high-quality, gender-equitable sexual and reproductive healthcare; and if policies, laws, and process are supportive, then they will exercise their rights to gender-equitable sexual and reproductive health services and participate as equal members of society.

See this presentation for more information on our global strategy.

Technical Expertise

To support our theory of change, EngenderHealth brings expertise in the following technical areas:

  • Comprehensive sexuality education
  • Contraceptive counseling and service delivery
  • Comprehensive abortion care
  • Maternal healthcare, including fistula prevention and treatment
  • Basic emergency obstetric and newborn care
  • Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections
  • Prevention, detection, and treatment of cervical cancer
  • Prevention, screening, counseling, and related services for gender-based violence survivors

Experience and Impact

Our programming builds on the lessons learned and best practices gained through half a century of experience working in more than 100 countries around the world to support individuals, communities, and healthcare systems in delivering high-quality, gender-equitable programs and services that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. Today, we are implementing programs in 13 countries across Asia and Africa.

In our 2019-2020 program year, EngenderHealth’s SRHR work had the following impact:

  • 19,580 healthcare providers were trained
  • 2.5 million people received their chosen method of contraception
  • 851,000 people were directly educated on SRHR (in addition to those reached through mass media)
  • 125,940 clients were reached with comprehensive abortion care / postabortion care services
  • 1.15 million unsafe abortions were averted
  • 4,700 maternal deaths were averted
  • 4.2 million unintended pregnancies were averted
  • $276,000,000 in direct healthcare costs were saved

Values

As we work toward our vision, our strategy and our programs are built on the following values:

  • Reflection: we question, challenge, learn, and adapt
  • Inclusion: we are committed to equality, justice, and leaving no one behind
  • Integrity: we are principled and honest, and we walk our talk
  • Respect: we value the wisdom and agency of our collaborators, and appreciate our differences
  • Transformation: we seek bold ideas and opportunities to innovate for progress

 

 

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