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It's #EqualPayDay! At EngenderHealth, we’re working not only to close the pay gap, but also to ensure pay equity. We’ve developed a robust gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion (GEDI) policy that guides our work. Learn more in our new blog ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-EqualPay

USAID invests in high-impact interventions that expand access to life-saving maternal & newborn health care and ensure #MomAndBaby receive respectful and nurturing care they need and deserve http://ow.ly/RI2550Gativ

Quality of care is essential for #patientsafety

⛔️ Poor quality care accounts for 61% of newborn & 50% of maternal deaths. Learn how our work with @USAID_MOMENTUM Safe Surgery aims to improve maternal health care quality ➡️ http://ow.ly/vdHl50GboAQ
#WorldPatientSafetyDay

This #WorldPatientSafetyDay, we urge the global community to remember that increasing access to maternal health services must never compromise quality, safety, or #respectfulcare.

Read more in our new blog with @USAID_MOMENTUM ➡️http://ow.ly/lL1150GboiS

Do you know what obstetric #fistula is?

Very few people know about this devastating childbirth injury affecting hundreds of thousands of women and girls every year.

Learn more and see what @UNFPA is doing to #ENDFistula: http://unf.pa/fst

#GlobalGoals

Reproductive rights are economic rights.
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Bientôt 1 an que @EngenderHealth a lancé la campagne #TouchepasàmaSoeur afin de dire non aux #VBG en #CIV225. Nous voyons de plus en plus de personnes dénoncer ces actes et nous pouvons qu'en être plus fiers.
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@UNFPA @UnfpaCI @UNFPA_WCARO merci de rejoindre @EngenderHealth dans cette campagne contre les violences faites aux filles @LayebiYeo good job on the hashtag ensemble disons tous #Touchepasamasoeur https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1334920407623798785

Our Rights-Based Approach for Enhancing SRHR in #Ethiopia program works with those responsible for creating and providing health and education services to strengthen the enabling environment for young people to exercise their #SRHR. Learn how ➡️ http://bit.ly/3E3JE1y

Our team will be taking part in the @TzHealthSummit October 11-13. We hope you can join us!

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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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