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For all they do to strengthen family and community, EngenderHealth celebrates fathers around the world.🌍

Happy Father's Day to all who are celebrating!🧡

Recently, @GlobalHlth5050 found that many orgs do not post their policies, though there are numerous audiences and reasons for making organizational policies public.

@TraciLBaird discusses why we’re working to “put it all out there” in our new blog ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

Three outstanding global health and #SRHR leaders have joined the EngenderHealth board! 🙌

Learn about Dr. Akudo Anyanwu, Dr. Kimberly D. Gregory, and Thomas Kisimbi on our website ➡️ http://bit.ly/NewBoard21

Paying interns ensures that opportunities are available to a diverse group of students and graduates.

To celebrate a graduate in your life, or a mentor who supported your career, consider donating to EngenderHealth’s Internship Program Fund! ➡️ http://bit.ly/InternFund

Incredible @mackenziescott list of “286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear," with a strong emphasis on #equity! Exciting to see the inclusion of @riseupforgirls, led by our brilliant Board member and partner for #genderequality, @DeniseRDunning!

We applaud this transparency from @EngenderHealth, who have also signed the FAIR SHARE Commitment to achieve #genderequality in their leadership by 2030! 🙌🏾 https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1404792786516426757

We have long made it clear that EngenderHealth is committed to equality, diversity, and social inclusion.

As part of that commitment, and inspired by @GlobalHlth5050, we have worked to increase transparency around our organizational policies. Learn how ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

⬇️This is what leadership looks like

🙏Kudos to @TraciLBaird & the team at @EngenderHealth for developing policies on inclusion, diversity, equity etc and putting them in the public domain for stakeholders & accountability

https://bit.ly/3vrgAeS

Curious about our sexual harassment policy? It’s on our website. How about our Do No Harm Framework or whistle-blower policy? Ditto–on our website.

Check out this piece by @TraciLBaird on why we strive to share policies online before someone has to ask ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

Why should orgs post their workplace policies in the public domain?

@TraciLBaird breaks down why transparency around organizational policies are essential for equitable workplaces & the 🔑 to @EngenderHealth ⭐️ #GH5050 score 👇

https://globalhealth5050.org/updates/putting-it-all-out-there-sharing-policies-online-before-someone-has-to-ask/

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Tackling Gender-Based Violence and Promoting Gender Equality

Tackling Gender-Based Violence & Promoting Gender EqualityBertha Namala proudly displays the new sewing machine she received after successfully completing
our vocational course. (Photo credit: EngenderHealth Staff)

In the southeast African country of Malawi, reports show that one out of five girls below the age of 18 has been a victim of gender-based violence. The violence is linked to poverty and lack of economic independence among young women and girls, which subject them to all types of gender-based violence.

EngenderHealth is working to change all that through our women’s economic empowerment intervention. Since its inception in 2018, more than 500 beneficiaries from the four districts of Mzimba, Kasungu, Chiradzulu, and Blantyre have graduated from the program, gaining valuable vocational skills. By helping these vulnerable out-of-school girls and young women learn to become economically self-reliant, this initiative is a crucial part of their journey to empowerment. And it’s giving them the necessary tools to reduce their vulnerability to gender-based violence. Because once girls and women can generate their own income, they find the freedom to determine their own futures. In turn, the risk of abuse is lowered, and women are better positioned to challenge attempted abuse.

One of EngenderHealth’s directors in Malawi speaks to the incredible progress made so far: “All the graduating beneficiaries have shown great interest and capacity in pursuing their vocation skills in order to uplift their socio-economic lives. Apart from the vocation skills, we have also equipped them with basic gender knowledge to promote gender equity and equality among these graduating women and men in their respective communities, which is critical in reducing gender-based violence overall.”

After graduation, beneficiaries are offered start-up capital or materials to initiate and sustain small-scale businesses. The impact is palpable among program graduates like Bertha Namala. She says the skills she has gained will enable her to support her children and family, as well as the community.

“I did not go far with my education and, as such, I did not have skills that would enable me to generate any stable income. With the skills I have acquired through this training, I will be able to start and run my own business and support my family,” shares Bertha.

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