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A win for girls' rights in India! Girls under 18 will now be able to report their husbands for #rape, as long as they lodge a complaint within a year of it happening. #GBV https://t.co/y4YEuSpN18

In many countries, married women who use a modern contraception are increasingly choosing long-acting reversible #contraceptives—namely IUDS or implants. What does contraceptive use look like where you live? Find out with our 2019 #FPData Sheet. https://t.co/qxrOHakmXJ

EngenderHealth welcomes this! Through our Re:MIX program, we are developing innovative, science-based programs and curricula to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young people in Texas. https://t.co/F8SlIix2GU #SexEd #SRHR

Today we are celebrating maternal and reproductive health wins in Kigoma, Tanzania with our partners @BloombergDotOrg @ThaminiUhai @EngenderHealth @CDCFound follow along at #MamaNaMtotoKigoma

Thanks to @ThaminiUhai @EngenderHealth @BloombergDotOrg and #HBAgerup the Kigoma MRH program was a huge success! 2,200 maternal deaths prevented and 210,000 babies born in project-supported facilities #MamaNaMtotoKigoma

Regional Commissioner of the Kigoma Region thanks funders @BloombergDotOrg @fdnhbagerup & partners for the joint Maternal & Repro initiative that prevented over 2200 maternal deaths & safely delivered over 210,000 healthy babies. committed to sustain outcomes #MamaNaMtotoKigoma

After 13 years, our successful maternal & reproductive health program in Tanzania is transitioning to government oversight. The official ceremony is starting! #MamaNaMtotoKigoma

Transgender men and other gender-nonconforming people need access to safe #abortions too. https://t.co/zD2hCrRKeE #LGBTQ+ #PrideMonth #SRHR

Does your country have a strong policy environment for youth access to and use of #familyplanning services? Find out with the 2019 update to the Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard. https://t.co/4hmjvG4zxW #youthFPscorecard

Sexual violence in conflict is a stain on our common humanity. We must hear the survivors and recognize their needs and demands.

Together, we can and must replace impunity with justice; and indifference with action.

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Ethiopia

Home to more than 84 million people, the majority of people in Ethiopia live in rural areas and have limited access to reproductive healthcare. For women in Ethiopia, a number of factors can serve as barriers to accessing family planning services, including illiteracy, early child bearing, gender-based disparities, and religious and traditional influences.

Despite these challenges, Ethiopia continues to make significant strides toward increasing access to family planning services and advancing maternal and child health. For 25 years, EngenderHealth has worked to bring about this progress by empowering millions of Ethiopian women to stay healthy and decide if, when, and how many children to have—a decision that can determine the course of their lives. Our projects span a wide range of reproductive healthcare services, from expanding contraceptive choice, to ensuring the delivery of high-quality maternal health care, to reducing unsafe abortions. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancy, EngenderHealth also works to ensure that Ethiopian mothers have the best chance at surviving pregnancy. In partnership with the government of Ethiopia, our current projects reach five out of the nine regional states of Ethiopia and two city administrations, covering a total of 175 Woredas (districts).

Our work in Ethiopia is creating lasting impact. Since 1987 when we first introduced long-acting and permanent methods (LA/PMs) of contraception in Ethiopia, use of these methods has increased seven-fold at the health facilities we support. As a result, more than 3.5 million more Ethiopian women and men have felt the life-changing benefits of family planning and reproductive health services. In the past five years alone, the contraceptive prevalence rate in Ethiopia has doubled (from 15% in 2006 to 29% in 2011). Through our quarter-century commitment, we continue to empower Ethiopian women to preserve their health and plan their futures—generating power that yields broad benefits and positive change for their families and their communities.

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