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Wonderful news this week from #Tanzania where the appeals court upheld 18 as the minimum age for marriage! Thank you @RebecaGyumi, @MsichanaUwezo, and others who have led this effort. #EndChildMarriage

Team @EngenderHealth is in Zomba! We are working w/ Yao Traditional Leaders, engaging them on the root causes of gender-based violence & their role as gatekeepers & custodians of culture. The seminar is being conducted in partnership w/ Chiwanja cha aYao.
#ClanLeadersEndVAWG

It was an honor to participate in lively conversation (over a delicious meal!) about our #RoadtoNairobi and #ICPD25 with @DKambUSA @RepLoisFrankel @BethFP2020 @SarahDKambou @JeffreyNJordan Sarah Craven of @UNFPA_DC @LMulamula https://t.co/4YIbAdsrtv

Fil: Des blogueurs ivoiriens écrivent sur les Droits en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive. Dans ce fil, nous allons partager des liens vers quelques-uns de ces blogs. #DSSR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Thread: Bloggers in Côte d’Ivoire are writing about sexual and reproductive health and rights. In this thread, we’ll share links to a few of those blogs (in French). #SRHR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Contraception Day in Côte d'Ivoire ! @EngenderHealth and the MoH organized a round table on #SRHR espacially around #law SR, #accessibility , #postabortioncare , #financing . @nenef @Enitaya @anmatlili2013 @KatePGilles @EPETITPAS

Our colleague Reagen Mohammed, said: “I am inspired by 15-year-old Wintana Ye’ewnet Hundae” (pictured)…”As one of 21,000 eighth-grade students in the pastoralist Afar region of Ethiopia, she was the only girl to score a perfect 100/100 on the regional exam!” #DayoftheGirl

One of our Ethiopia team members, Ambaw Damtew, on International #DayOfTheGirl: “I am inspired by my 18-year-old daughter. Last summer vacation she helped girls in need by collecting shoes, uniforms, and school bags from neighbors.” #GirlHero #GirlForce

These girls are unstoppable
Girls are ending child marriage
Promoting girls education
Standing up for girls’ rights
Speaking out against FGM

#UKaid is helping girls in developing countries to take charge of their own future.

#IDG2019 #dayofthegirl

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Guinea

Guinea is home to 11.5 million people, nearly half of whom are under the age of 24, and either entering, or in the midst of their reproductive years. Access to basic health care in Guinea is limited, and women in particular face difficulties obtaining family planning services and maternal health care. Guinean women have a 1 in 26 lifetime risk of maternal death. Gender-based violence also negatively impacts health outcomes.

From 2006 to 2013, EngenderHealth worked in Guinea to address obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. The Fistula Care Project supported nine public hospitals to provide fistula treatment and prevention, including the training of doctors, nurses, midwives, and community volunteers. By 2013, EngenderHealth had supported a total of 2,779 fistula repair surgeries, and trained more than 150 volunteers to conduct community outreach on early marriage, gender-based marriage, and danger signs during pregnancy and childbirth.

Following political unrest in September 2009, which resulted in large-scale sexual violence,  EngenderHealth worked to support survivors by increasing access to medical care, psychosocial services, and social and economic reintegration. We also trained medical providers to identify and treat survivors and worked with the Guinean government to integrate gender-based violence services into family planning services.

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