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COVID-19: How We’re Responding

Our Work

@EngenderHealth a tenu à soutenir le @MinistereEnfant et toutes les organisations militantes pour les #droits des #femmes en #civ225 lors de l'offensive #orange ce samedi 4 décembre 2021

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#OrangeTheWorld
#16JoursDactivismeIci

Today is Intl Day of Persons w/ Disabilities. More than 1 billion people are living with a disability. In Tanzania, we partnered w/ @CCBRTTanzania to ensure supported family planning activities are accessible. Learn more ➡️ http://bit.ly/3gYT6tj
#IDPD #EveryoneIncluded #CRPD

@EngenderHealth’s “Do No Harm” Framework informs @USAID_MOMENTUM’s work with partners in #DRC, #Nigeria, & #Mozambique to integrate #GBV screening into #fistula care. Read more about how this novel approach will keep women safe: http://usaidmomentum.org/making-the-connection-between-gender-based-violence-and-fistula-care

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📣 We're #hiring an experienced Analyst, International Finance and Pricing, to oversee the financial & accounting management of our country offices & support the development & pricing & costing of proposals. Salary & benefits in posting. Apply now ➡️ http://ow.ly/7YFH50H2miT

On Dec. 3, EngenderHealth Country Representative for India Dr. Ajay Khera will participate in a #DigitalHealthWeek panel discussion on digitized Clinical Decision Support to assist frontline healthcare workers in Africa & Asia during COVID-19. Register ➡️ http://ow.ly/ZKSK50H1uf9

According to @UNAIDS, 37.7 million people were living with HIV in 2020. To end the epidemic, we need to focus on community-led solutions, provide equitable access to health services & ensure healthcare workers have training & resources to provide high-quality care. #WorldAIDSDay

Thank you for supporting us on #GivingTuesday! Your generosity will enable us to continue advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality. If you couldn’t give yesterday, you can still make a difference by donating today ➡️ http://bit.ly/GivingTuesEH

Today is #GivingTuesday. We’re working with individuals & communities around the globe to make a gender-equal world a reality, but we can’t do it without your help!

Visit http://bit.ly/GivingTuesEH to donate & support this vital work.

We’re excited to introduce our 1st Youth Advisory Council in Ethiopia! The 15 volunteers, ages 14–24, will support youth access to SRH services, ensure #youth participation in projects & contribute youth perspectives to addressing #SRHR issues. #OrangeTheWorld #16Days #EndGBV

Aujourd'hui 24 novembre, veille de la commémoration des #16jours , marque la fin de l'atelier de formation des médias et blogueurs sur les #VBG. Nous tenons à remercier tous nos partenaires qui ont rendu cela possible.
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Overview

Gender influences women’s and men’s health in fundamental ways; harmful and rigid expectations about what men and women can or should do can place both women’s and men’s health at risk. For example, gender norms that define men as strong may discourage them from seeking health services as they might view asking for help from a nurse or doctor as a sign of weakness. Similarly, norms characterizing women as submissive can undermine their ability to negotiate condom use with male partners. Other consequences associated with the complex interplay of harmful gender norms include depression, gender-based violence (GBV), early marriage, unintended pregnancy, and increased risk of HIV.

EngenderHealth seeks to ensure that every program has taken steps to address how gender inequalities impact their programs and desired health outcomes.

Since 1996, we have pioneered programs that challenge gender inequities and transform gender norms in ways that promote health and social justice (using gender-transformative strategies). For example, our Men As Partners program engages men and boys to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. This award-winning approach has been implemented in more than 30 countries across Asia and Africa and in the United States.

In addition, we are implementing gender programs that purposefully promote equality among both men/boys and women/girls, with the understanding that both sexes need to be engaged in redefining gender norms within their communities. This gender-synchronized approach is unique, as most gender programs focus on just men or women. To date, we have implemented and evaluated successful gender-synchronized programs in Angola, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the United States.

EngenderHealth also undertakes broader advocacy efforts, including our role as a founding member of MenEngage, a global alliance committed to research, interventions, and policy efforts aimed at engaging men and boys in gender equality.

Current gender activities include:

Burundi: We are working to prevent and respond to GBV by engaging men and boys; training health care sites to better provide GBV services; and supporting improved national coordination of GBV response and prevention efforts, among other activities.

Tanzania: We are currently a partner in an HIV project working toward reducing vulnerabilities for men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and adolescent girls. We also increased men’s involvement in HIV prevention by reducing high-risk sexual behaviors, promoting fidelity, reducing men’s number of sexual partners, eliminating GBV, and increasing the use of sexual and reproductive health services.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Research: We have developed IPV prevention curricula for men, women, and couples as part of two randomized controlled trials, in Tanzania (with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and in Ethiopia (with J-PAL). Both studies are ongoing; results will be available by 2017.

Texas: We are working with adolescents to address teen pregnancy prevention by looking at the impacts of gender norms on sexual behaviors.

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