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Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of REDI: A Client-Centered Counseling Framework. REDI offers a comprehensive approach and training curriculum to strengthening counseling for #contraception. https://t.co/MxNz8W1Kj6 #ICFP2018 #familyplanning #reprohealth #ICFPYouth

@IYAFP @ICFP2018 We are so glad Herman Nsamba is participating in #ICFPyouth. If you see Herman, ask him about his work in Uganda with @EngenderHealth, transforming lives and communities through peer outreach on #familyplanning. #ICFP2018

We’re proud to deliver 9 sessions and 25 poster presentations at #ICFP2018 that showcase our commitment to access, excellence, and impact in #familyplanning. For presentation topics and schedule, click here: https://t.co/US1QHR5TzQ #ICFP

We’re excited to be at the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda this week to share and learn with #familyplanning colleagues and to celebrate 75 years of working in the sector. Follow along: https://t.co/US1QHR5TzQ #ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

We were thrilled to co-host an #ICFPYouth session today on storytelling for #reprohealth with the amazing young leaders at Public Health Ambassadors Uganda. 📸 @phauganda #ICFP2018 @ICFP2018

Today's #ICFPyouth discussions are inspiring: transparency, honesty/realness, commitment, leadership, and goal-setting for effective #familypanning. #ICFP2018

Postabortion #familyplanning is a proven high impact practice. Hear more from @EngenderHealth @IpasOrg @MarieStopes at the #ICFP2018 oral presentation on Nov 13 at 16:20, titled Sense or sensibility. Read more at #HIPs4FP. https://t.co/a1j33aJcL8

"The FP2020 regional workshops are a really tiny slice of what’s possible at #ICFP2018." Read more from FP2020's Youth Engagement Manager, Emily Sullivan, on young people and #ICFP2018: https://t.co/ENeQVzhHsr #FPVoices

We are excited to be be included among @GlobalHlth5050 #CelebratingChange list of orgs committed to improving #genderequity in #globalhealth! Great to read what other #GH505Challenge orgs are doing. We can all do better & create change! https://t.co/zphNQVefXE

Today we:
> Previewed our @ICFP2018 participation in a press release: https://t.co/9fzx4hddsW
> Launched our ICFP online hub: https://t.co/1GwkbtVFdv

Learn more about our #ICFP2018 engagement via these links. We look forward to the #familyplanning conversation!

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Videos

We’ve produced hundreds of videos over the years. Some record the amazing stories of the people we help. Others were developed as part of our campaigns and projects around the world. Below are some of the latest and the best.

 


Watch this compelling video, where the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony is integrated with a community-based intervention to provide information, improve gender equity and intra-couple relations, and change norms and behavior around intimate partner violence and HIV.


 

Listen as students and facilitators introduce EngenderHealth’s Re:MIX, a comprehensive sexual health program aimed at preparing youth for healthy futures by reducing rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Re:MIX pairs peer educators who are young parents with professional health educators to cofacilitate this health curriculum among a target population of 13–17-year-olds. In addition to the curriculum, the intervention includes a professional development, leadership, and mentoring program for the peer educators and a community health services linkage system that connects youth and peer educators with community resources and services through an online mobile app.

The curriculum is being delivered by a team of peer educators who are young parents and by health educators from local community clinics. The innovative curriculum utilizes game-based tools, technology, and storytelling to provide students with opportunities to learn and practice the crucial skills that teens need, while integrating hip hop and theater techniques to meet young people where they are, culturally and socially.

The program also emphasizes the impact that empowerment and positive youth development have on young parents by providing them with professional development and leadership programming. The digital story series (above) is an expression of their personal growth and development.

 


EngenderHealth’s Expanding Access to Intrauterine Device Services in India (EAISI) project works to expand women’s access to and use of contraception in two states of India—Rajasthan and Gujarat. Learn more about EAISI in the words of the clients and providers who have learned and benefited from the project.

 


The controversial Global Gag Rule prohibits international family planning organizations receiving U.S. aid from providing information, counseling, or referrals related to abortion—even if using their own non-U.S. funding and even if the practices are legal in their own countries.

When reinstated as a matter of law, the GGR has terrible consequences for women and their families. While it was in effect between 2001 and 2009, the policy forced clinics to cut back on a range of critical health services that have nothing to do with abortion, such as family planning, obstetric care, HIV testing, and malaria treatment.

The GGR was first adopted in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan but has since been removed and reinstated several times. President Obama rescinded the policy when he took office in January 2009. President Donald J. Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule in 2017.

 


Through the ACQUIRE Project, EngenderHealth partnered with the Center for Digital Storytelling and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Uganda to coordinate a workshop for Ugandan women who have experienced obstetric fistula. The resulting videos recount hardships and celebrate achievements related to their daily struggles with pregnancy, loss, relationships, as well as their search for safety, acceptance, and dignity.

 


From the beginning of time, women have wanted to decide for themselves if and when to have children. As a result, they’ve endured some of history’s worst contraceptives. It’ll make you say, “Ewww.” So, WTFP?! Where’s The Family Planning?!

 


Watch even more of our videos on our YouTube channel.

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