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What should the future of the #INGO sector be? EngenderHealth CEO @TraciLBaird is part of a @humentum_org-led cohort of INGO leaders discussing how the sector can shift to address issues of purpose, equity, power, and sustainability. Read more on @devex: http://ow.ly/X6ht50Gwncx

“This is truly a great step & proof that with a little political will, we can do a better job of saving the lives of girls & women in our region," said Maïfoux Nassirou, EngenderHealth's regional advocacy & partnership manager. #Benin #AbortionRights

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Meet Gayatri Menon from Tamil Nadu, one of our IAcTT Youth Champions. Want to know more about her? Join us on 24th Oct 2021, at 5:30 pm IST on the IAcTT insta page live!
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Language influences culture, shifts power dynamics & drives social change. Principal Writer & Editor Amy Agarwal & @PathfinderInt SRHR Senior Technical Writer Liz Futrell share how their organizations are reimagining #globalhealth #communications.

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The Namibian Parliament is holding the first public hearings on abortion in more than 20 yrs. We support the activists & allies demanding that the Abortion Act is repealed & replaced to guarantee the right to decide & end #abortion stigma. #LegalizeAbortionNA 1/3

IACTT Youth Champions have reached to many and still counting. We are overwhelmed by the great response for the initiative!
#IAcTT #YouthChampions #MillionShares

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Thank you for supporting ⁦⁦@i_actt⁩ ⁦⁦@PurvaMantri⁩ ! #Unite2FightCorona https://www.instagram.com/p/CVIexd9juF0/?utm_medium=share_sheet

Did you miss @USAID_MOMENTUM's 2021 Progress Report? Check it out to see how MOMENTUM has helped improve maternal and child health and increase access to #familyplanning and #reproductive healthcare around the world. 👉 http://ow.ly/bIGz50Gtwym

In Côte d’Ivore, we’re collaborating with the Deputy of Cocody @yasminaouegnin & @CACi225 to propose & advocate for amendments to a draft law on the protection of survivors of domestic violence ahead of a National Assembly vote on October 26. #ProjetDeLoiAReviser #TousUnis

Meet Ishank Subudhi, an engineer by profession & also, one of our Youth Champions from West Bengal. He & his team have been reaching out to 1300+ people from semi-urban areas at all times with the IAcTT campaign's messages, online.
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The CHAMPION Project

The CHAMPION Project was an innovative six-year initiative (2008-2014) to increase men’s positive involvement in preventing the spread of HIV in Tanzania. Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the project took a holistic approach to HIV prevention and addresses the underlying gender issues that drive HIV transmission.

Because of power imbalances in sexual relationships, women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. More than half of the 1.4 million people living with HIV in Tanzania are women. To lessen the impact of HIV on women and to improve the health of both women and men, gender-related behavior and roles need to be addressed. CHAMPION worked closely with the Government of Tanzania, local partners, and communities across Tanzania to reduce men’s high-risk sexual behaviors by:

  • Reducing men’s high-risk behaviors
  • Promoting fidelity and a reduction in the number of sexual partners
  • Eliminating gender-based violence
  • Increasing men’s participation in health services

CHAMPION built on EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners and HIV programs and involved collaboration with FHI 360 and diverse local partners, including the Tanzania Commission for AIDS, the National Muslim Council of Tanzania, and soccer clubs.

Key Project Achievements

Over the life of the project, CHAMPION reached over 345,000 individuals with HIV and reproductive health interventions, and over 260,000 individuals with gender-based violence prevention interventions.

CHAMPION’s programming principles, strategic approach, and utilization of best practices provided the foundation for effective programs that contributed to the achievement of the project’s goal. These achievements have been highlighted in 16 project briefs, available below as PDF files.

  1. Channeling Men’s Positive Involvement in the National HIV/AIDS Response in Tanzania: An Overview of the CHAMPION Project
  2. Engaging Men As Partners in Health: Promoting Equitable Gender Norms through Male Engagement in Tanzania
  3. CoupleConnect: A Gender-Transformative Approach to HIV Prevention for Tanzanian Couples
  4. Empowering Communities to Lead: Strengthening Community Capacity to Challenge Gender Norms, Reduce HIV Risk, and Improve Reproductive Health in Tanzania
  5. Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania
  6. Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households
  7. Healthy Men, Healthy Families: Promoting Positive Health-Seeking Behavior among Men through Male-Friendly Health Services
  8. CHAMPION@Work for Tanzania: A Comprehensive, Gender-Transformative Approach to Preventing HIV through the World of Wor
  9. CHAMPION@Work for the Millennium Challenge Account —Tanzania: Expanding Workplace HIV Interventions to Mobile Workers
  10. Tanzania Works: Advocacy Recommendations for Stronger Gender-Responsive Workplace HIV and AIDS Policies
  11. Prevention through Partnership: The Tripartite Plus Forum for HIV and AIDS and the World of Work in Tanzania
  12. MenEngage Tanzania: Building a Community of Practice for Engaging Men in Health and Gender Equity
  13. Advancing Tanzania’s National HIV and AIDS Agenda: Advocacy Approaches to Mainstreaming Gender in HIV-Related Laws and Policies
  14. Championing Gender Equality: The CHAMPION Project’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
  15. Kuwa Mfano wa Kuigwa (Be a Role Model): A Gender-Transformative Campaign to Reduce Social Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence
  16. Breaking Barriers, Creating Pathways: Understanding Help-Seeking among Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania

In 2013, CHAMPION’s campaign against gender-based violence received the prestigious Avon Global Communications Award.

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