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We love this #vintage ad from @FPACharity advocating getting educated on #familyplanning ! It is as important today as it has ever been. #WheresTheFP #TBT

Pig intestines used as condoms?!? See this and more of History's Worst Contraceptives here: https://t.co/JZHqdN401r #WherestheFP #TBT

The face of vulnerability is adolescent girls & key populations. We need to think about #SDGs & what it means to live w full dignity. Prevention implies access to information, timely respectful services & understanding we are in a time of crisis. @UNFPA
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We love the implant & all other forms of #contraception allowing millions to plan & space #pregnancies. How #empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

Our wisdom: increasing access to #familyplanning helps women go further in their education, work & life! #WheresTheFP

A 16-year-old girl living with HIV asked for a hug. This is how people responded.

#AIDS2018

Leaving no one behind means placing women at the center of the decision-making spaces in the HIV response. https://t.co/kNhzGjBbrp #AIDS2018 @AIDS_Conference

Breaking out of our echo chambers: cutting through the noise with creative storytelling about HIV. https://t.co/BiKfwjh98k. #AIDS2018

Human rights are far more than just inspiring words. They are the foundations of our progress, indispensable for peace and sustainable development. https://t.co/a1HgGD42zS via @antonioguterres

📷 UN Photo/JM Ferré

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Angola

After gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola erupted in a civil war that gripped the country until 2002. During those 27 years of conflict, up to 1.5 million lives were lost, and 4 million people were displaced. The conflict affected all aspects of society; one of the continuing effects has been an increase in violence against women.

Through our RESPOND Project, EngenderHealth worked to build the capacity of the police to understand gender issues and to guarantee quality response and services for survivors who turn to the police for help. Initial goals for these efforts included:

  • Improving police attitudes toward survivors of domestic violence
  • Training police in their response to domestic violence

EngenderHealth based its later work in Angola on recommendations gathered from a nationwide gender assessment conducted in February 2011. The review identified and assessed current systems, laws, and structures in place to support victims of gender-based violence (GBV), particularly within the Angolan police and health services, and provided recommendations for improving protections and responses for GBV survivors.

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