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Be part of the conversation, at the world’s first and largest forum to advance women’s leadership, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the global development sector.
Register here: http://www.wildleadershipforum.org

#BeWILD2020 #diversityandinclusion #globaldev #womenleaders #womenlead

Congratulations to @MasakoPrudence, our Tanzania Country Representative, for being chosen as one of the top 50 women in management in #Tanzania! 👏👏👏

#womenleaders #womeninmanagement #Top50WIMA
#wima #womenatwork #wimawards

Are you a federal employee in the US? Through @charitydotorg, the #CombinedFederalCampaign makes it easy to support EngenderHealth! Our #CFC number is 10091.

#ShowSomeLoveCFC #GiveGlobal #federalretiree #federalemployee

Queen, 22, received info on #familyplanning, #SRH, #HIV & #GBV through the @USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone program in #Tanzania.

Now, Queen feels in charge of her health & is focusing on expanding her shoe business.

Learn more about our work in TZ: http://bit.ly/3nRN8MA

Through the @USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone program, we're promoting women’s economic empowerment in #Tanzania.

Queen, 22, obtained a loan & technical skills, enabling her to expand her shoe store & invest in her health.

Learn about our work in TZ: http://bit.ly/3nRN8MA

#Thisisgender-the global 📸 comp hosted by #GH5050- is back🎉

Apply now & share your vision of what gender looks like & the diverse ways gender norms - rigid and fluid, traditional and progressive – are lived and subverted.

https://globalhealth5050.org/this-is-gender-2021/

Voluntary #familyplanning is a key focus area for our programming.

In Tanzania, we're supporting the integration of contraception education & services into schools, communities & public health systems.

Learn more about our work in #Tanzania here: http://bit.ly/3nRN8MA

By engaging youth, supporting advocacy & strengthening community-facility relations, we strive to increase awareness about & access to #contraception at all levels of society in #Tanzania.

Learn more about our voluntary #familyplanning work in TZ: http://bit.ly/3nRN8MA

“More Than Just Pay Equity: How We are Bringing Gender Equity to Our Internal Policies & Processes”

@DrChristineSow, @humentum_org, @TraciLBaird, @EngenderHealth, @mesomerville, Sharbari Dey, http://www.barkerdiversity.com/ @ChrisProulx

#BeWILD2020 #diversityandinclusion #globaldev

Count @EngenderHealth in for a few time zones, and a lot of appreciation for the great line up of sessions. #BeWILD2020 https://twitter.com/F_Macaulay/status/1313634543912521729

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Overview

Today, an estimated 220 million women worldwide want to avoid pregnancy and plan their families but lack access to modern contraception. Family planning does more than help women and couples determine the size of their families: It safeguards individual health and rights, preserves natural resources, and can improve economic outcomes for families and communities. Family planning also saves lives—up to one-third of all maternal deaths and illnesses could be prevented if women had access to contraception.

The need for quality family planning services is all the more urgent today because more than 1.2 billion young people ages 15 to 24 are entering their reproductive years, comprising about 18% of the world’s population—the largest adolescent contingent in human history. Eighty-eight percent of these young people live in the developing world.

EngenderHealth in Action
Across the globe, EngenderHealth has proven that even in resource-poor settings, family planning services can be safe, effective, and affordable. EngenderHealth partners with governments, national health systems, community organizations, policymakers, and health care providers to:

  • Improve the safety, efficacy, and quality of family planning services
  • Increase contraceptive options
  • Ensure that women are able to make informed choices
  • Strengthen and expand family planning services by making available additional reproductive health services that women and their families need, including HIV and AIDS services, and antenatal and obstetric care
  • Ensure continuing financial and social investment in family planning

Recognizing the need for accountability systems to be in place to ensure that family planning programs are voluntary and protect and fulfill women’s rights, EngenderHealth is taking a lead role in outlining steps needed to integrate human rights into family planning programming. With the goal of ensuring that family planning programs are woman-centered and rights-focused, EngenderHealth’s work strives to operationalize human rights at the policy, service delivery, and community levels.

Long-acting and permanent methods of contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), implants, female sterilization, and vasectomy, are safe, convenient, and cost-effective—yet, they are highly underutilized and are often the most difficult to obtain. EngenderHealth works to change this by expanding access to new contraceptive technologies in low-resource areas, specifically ensuring that long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods are included in the range of options available to women and their families.

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