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Our Impact

The @whatwomenwanthc campaign is calling on young women and girls around the world to share what’s important to them when it comes to maternal and #reproductivehealth. Take the survey and ask the women and girls in your community to do the same: https://t.co/c55LT113iJ

We are excited to join the conversation on #WCD2018

With today’s opening, we officially transitioned from 72nd to 73rd session of #UNGA. I’m so excited for the year ahead!

UNC Gillings alumna @TraciLBaird named CEO of EngenderHealth. Read full coverage here: https://t.co/l3oFl7PtBO @UNCpublichealth #SRHR

Until #familyplanning is a universally available choice in all settings, this human right will not be fully realized.

At #UNGA, @UNFPA and partners are calling for the fulfillment of this unrealized right: https://t.co/pjB2z7Ilwr

#StandUp4HumanRights

We love the pill & all other forms of contraception: allowing millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

For World Contraception Day 2018 the Family Planning Voices team share stories that touch our hearts @EngenderHealth strives to put women & girls at the center of the development agenda. Read here: https://t.co/EpQhWKqiEq #FPVoices #SRHR #WCD2018 @K4Health

The issue of #familyplanning is about women’s agency.

Even if a service is available in the community, it’s not effective if women cannot access it. #EWECisME @WorldBank

Are you optimistic about the future? @BillGates and @melindagates are. Read what they have to say and dig into the Goalkeepers Report to learn about the progress we’re making and the generation of leaders making it possible. #Goalkeepers18 https://t.co/7rXvZqPsf6

Expanding access to #contraception & #familyplanning programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to break the cycle of poverty." #FP2020

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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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