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Our Impact

Thank you for the incredible support we have received today and throughout the year! We are passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights, and we love working with others who are, too. Together, we're making a real difference for real people. Happy #GivingTuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back & to kick off the giving season. You can give the gift of safe, secure #reproductivehealth to women and girls around the world, and whatever amount you give, it will be doubled.
#familyplanning
#SRHR

Sexual and gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of women and girls.
Yet #SGBV remains shrouded in a culture of silence.
📣 Speaking out
brings us a step closer towards justice & healing.

We’re inspired! Over the last four days, we asked delegates at #ICFP2018 to share their commitments to #familyplanning. We heard from youth advocates, leaders, activists, scientists, researchers, and more!

Follow us on Instagram to see what they said: https://t.co/Kwz4amCOGy

Closing statement for @ICFP2018 by @EllenJMacKenzie dean of @JohnsHopkinsSPH: I've been inspired by all of the great work going on in many different countries. Whenever young people get involved, good things happen. You bring the audacity of hope. #ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

Our President & CEO @TraciLBaird shares her commitment to advance gender equity at #ICFP2018.

More about our new CEO and her vision for success: https://t.co/R8lKgYp641
#genderequality #familyplanning

Staff had fun brainstorming responses to this challenge - and we are thrilled to be a finalist! https://t.co/0g18FFrItv

Thank you to the government and people of #Rwanda for hosting #ICFP2018. Delightful hosts and role models for a global discussion of #familyplanning. Murakoze! #familyplanning2020

“The most essential ingredient is the determination to do something. And to do it with what you have.” THIS is what an #FPSuperhero looks like! @FP2020Global #ICFP2018

Congratulations Uganda and Burkina Faso for winning the Excellence in Leadership for #FamilyPlanning at the country level awards at #ICFP0218!

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Stories

Over more than 70 years, EngenderHealth has helped millions of women and their families have better lives. As you read through just a few of these stories from clients and healthcare workers, you will understand our impact even more.


“Contraception Helped Turn My Life Around”

Sheila, a 25-year-old woman in India, said, “I am happy that there are organizations that train medical practitioners and work at the very grass roots of society to change the lives of girls and women.” Read her story.


Empowering Women with Choices to Plan Their Futures

Meet Michaelle and Rose, two women who have come to a community health center in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to receive free contraceptives and family planning advice and counseling. “Family planning will enable me to work and take care of my kids,” Rose says. Read their story.


A Renewed Opportunity to Pursue Her Dreams

Fortunately for Belle Fille, a nurse at the hospital counseled her about fistula repair surgery and referred her to services provided at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read her story.


A Young Couple Uses and Promotes Family Planning in Their Community

Kizza and Katusemi, residents of the Hoima District of Uganda, were in their late teens when they married. Five years later, they have two healthy little girls. Kizza, a farmer, and Katusemi, a nursery school teacher, are happy in life. Read their story.


Men Play a Role in Women’s Health

Balor Rahman Babul, a vasectomy client in India, has become an outspoken supporter of this family planning method. “I feel it is my responsibility to speak about the method, and I know that as a folksinger, when I sing about this method, people are more receptive.” Read his story.


Bringing Peace to “Homes, Communities, and Countries”

During a visit to EngenderHealth’s U.S. headquarters, Burundi Program Manager Ida Ntawundora sat down to talk about Burundians Responding Against Violence and Inequality (BRAVI), a project that aims to improve efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. Read her interview.


Diary of a Family Planning Counselor: Empowering Women and Saving Their Lives

Meet Tigist Terefe, who sees family planning as one way to empower women in Ethiopia. By reducing maternal mortality and ensuring that families can afford to educate all of their children, including girls, women’s ability to access economic opportunities will grow. Read her story.


In Their Own Words: Stories from Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh

Fatema Begum has worked at the Versatile Apparel garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for many years. In addition to her regular duties, she now has a special role: She is a peer educator teaching other garment workers about family planning. It is part of a pioneering program from EngenderHealth to provide family planning services onsite at garment factories. Read her story.


Julia Ramadhani: Sharing Her Story to Save Others’ Lives

Julia, a resident of Mwanza, Tanzania, said, “I was almost dying, were it not for the postabortion care services at Sekou Toure. With this family planning method, I now know that I am safe from unwanted pregnancies.” Having benefited from the advantages of planning, she is now a strong advocate for choice and empowerment. Read her story.


Police Officer Daisylou Oñes: A Spark for Positive Change

Meet Daisylou Oñes, who believes that family planning has made a big difference in her life and in the lives of those she cares for. “I grew up in a family of 11 children. My husband has eight siblings. Although our parents tried hard, they had to prioritize our needs… I do not want my children to experience the adversities that we endured. That’s why we opted for family planning.” Read her story.


Sarah: A Young Woman Gives Back to Help Others

Sarah Weaver was only 19 when she realized that she was pregnant. She remembered, “I didn’t know about the options that I had—whether it was birth control before I got pregnant or clinic-based services afterwards to make sure that I stay healthy.” Life came back full circle for Sarah when she became a peer educator for the Re:MIX program with EngenderHealth in Austin, Texas. Read her story.

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