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A wave of youth-led feminism is spreading across West and Central Africa (WCA). How can EngenderHealth and other iNGOs partner with #youth activists and feminist orgs in #WCA to advance #SRHR?

Check out our brief on supporting feminist actors in WCA ▶️ http://bit.ly/WCABrief-EH

OPCU Director Marie Ba (@MissBa) will appear Friday, May 14th at 2:45 pm GMT, on @_51percent on @France24_en to discuss topics related the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in West Africa and beyond. Don't miss it.

The @Rutgers_INTL Gender-Transformative Approaches (GTA) Toolkit provides guidance for integrating GTA into communities, comprehensive sexuality education, youth friendly services, advocacy, and institutions, says @jeroenlorist (@RutgersNL).

View it here: http://bit.ly/Rutgers-GTA

"Rutgers knows it's crucial to engage men for gender justice, but also that only using this approach is binary & heteronormative. Therefore, we also focus on sexual & gender diversity to ensure the rights of marginalized groups are respected & fulfilled."

-@reyDP from @RutgersID

➡️@renugolwalkar says to effectively engage men & boys, we must frame gender inequality as a societal problem.

"There is not a problem with men & boys that we are trying to fix. The problem is the prevalence of harmful gender norms and power dynamics at every level of society."

Nick Danforth, a lifelong #SRHR advocate who managed the institute that won Roe v. Wade, outlines two priorities for gender-transformative SRHR programs:

1️⃣ Build local management
2️⃣ Demonstrate engaging men is cost-effective through increased data collection

#UbuntuSymposium

Renu Golwalkar, our Director of Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion, says gender-transformative change cannot be measured through contraception uptake or healthcare usage.

"The process is as important as the end goal. We must challenge existing gender stereotypes & power dynamics."

Why is engaging men important for achieving #GenderEquality?

Participants at our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session say that change is more sustainable when all people are engaged, and that everyone has a stake in achieving gender equality because everyone benefits!👏👏

🚨30 MINUTES🚨

It’s not too late to register for our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session with @Rutgers_INTL!

Join us for “The Past, Present, and Future of Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” at 9am ET (3pm CET/CAT) ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-Rutgers-Session

Don't forget to register for "Amplify Her Voice!" - EngenderHealth's virtual fundraiser for sexual and reproductive health and rights ➡️ http://bit.ly/AmplifyHerVoice

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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.

 



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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