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Our Work

Thanks to an EngenderHealth trained counselor, Manisha was able to evade an #earlymarriage in India. Learn more about Manisha's story: https://t.co/tr6SkpnzK5

Inspired by the #YouthDay conversations this week, we're keeping the inspiration going! "Let’s transform education systems to include key life skills training and #SRHR information so adolescents and youth can live up to their full potentials." Read on: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

Researchers found that the demands of stereotypical gender roles decrease the sleep quality of both men and women. https://t.co/2c7xdMHOM4 #genderequality

Thanks to our vocational training program in Malawi, young women like Bertha can gain the skills to support their families while learning about #genderequality. Meet Bertha: https://t.co/KLowhRfQF5 #GBV

Five ways women, and the world, are held back when both men and women lack access to sexual and #reprohealth education and safe, voluntary #familyplanning methods: https://t.co/vfrNHirqEU

In our Austin-area adolescent sexual health program Re:MIX, young parents are peer educators, working w/ health educators & telling their stories. @SXSW @SXSWEDU peeps—check out this session in the #SXSWEDU #PanelPicker (and vote!): https://t.co/ovGTS1BBOY #YouthDay #SexEducation

Through our PhotoVoice project, Re:MIX youth Peer Educators are able to reflect on their own #SRHR experiences and in turn, better help students process sexual and gender content. https://t.co/kKxny6JSTi #youthday

6000 adolescent girls and young women become infected with HIV every week. Education plays a critical role in ensuring young women and girls have access to the HIV prevention info and services they need. https://t.co/gecJP98ZGx #YouthDay #TransformingEducation

[Blog] On #InternationalYouthDay we celebrate comprehensive life skills education for young ppl to support their right to gender-equitable sexual & reproductive health services & participating as equal members in society: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

#youthday #SRHR

She has the right.

To information. To health care. To choose.

On #InternationalYouthDay we say that every girl and young woman must have access to sexual education. So she can make decisions about her body, her life & her future.

Only then can we truly #TransformEducation

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Advocacy and Policy

EngenderHealth engages at three levels – locally, globally, and in the United States – to influence evidence-based policy change that will lead to lasting improvements in reproductive health care and access to services.

In countries where work, we collaborate locally with both the public and private sectors to advocate for policies that support individuals’ rights to safe, effective reproductive health care. In some instances, we identify policies impeding access to reproductive health care, and we work to change them. We also lend our expertise to refining medical standards and guidelines to improve client care.

At the global level, in concert with colleague organizations, we identify promising new approaches and technologies, promote best practices, develop standards and policies needed to advance and sustain services, and mobilize support for reproductive health care among the global health community, governments, and donors.

In the United States, we advocate for the U.S. government’s continued investment in family planning and reproductive health, and work to ensure that its decisions and policies are informed by evidence, are appropriate, and will indeed advance individuals’ health and well-being.

Examples of our advocacy and policy activities include:

  • Campaigning to overturn the Global Gag Rule. Thousands of people saw our video on YouTube and signed our petition addressed to President Obama!
  • Documenting the harmful impact of the Mexico City Policy, or “Global Gag Rule.” This effort resulted in a publication called Access Denied (co-authored with Population Action International and Pathfinder International) that circulated widely among leaders in Washington, D.C.

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