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Wonderful news this week from #Tanzania where the appeals court upheld 18 as the minimum age for marriage! Thank you @RebecaGyumi, @MsichanaUwezo, and others who have led this effort. #EndChildMarriage

Team @EngenderHealth is in Zomba! We are working w/ Yao Traditional Leaders, engaging them on the root causes of gender-based violence & their role as gatekeepers & custodians of culture. The seminar is being conducted in partnership w/ Chiwanja cha aYao.
#ClanLeadersEndVAWG

It was an honor to participate in lively conversation (over a delicious meal!) about our #RoadtoNairobi and #ICPD25 with @DKambUSA @RepLoisFrankel @BethFP2020 @SarahDKambou @JeffreyNJordan Sarah Craven of @UNFPA_DC @LMulamula https://t.co/4YIbAdsrtv

Fil: Des blogueurs ivoiriens écrivent sur les Droits en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive. Dans ce fil, nous allons partager des liens vers quelques-uns de ces blogs. #DSSR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Thread: Bloggers in Côte d’Ivoire are writing about sexual and reproductive health and rights. In this thread, we’ll share links to a few of those blogs (in French). #SRHR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Contraception Day in Côte d'Ivoire ! @EngenderHealth and the MoH organized a round table on #SRHR espacially around #law SR, #accessibility , #postabortioncare , #financing . @nenef @Enitaya @anmatlili2013 @KatePGilles @EPETITPAS

Our colleague Reagen Mohammed, said: “I am inspired by 15-year-old Wintana Ye’ewnet Hundae” (pictured)…”As one of 21,000 eighth-grade students in the pastoralist Afar region of Ethiopia, she was the only girl to score a perfect 100/100 on the regional exam!” #DayoftheGirl

One of our Ethiopia team members, Ambaw Damtew, on International #DayOfTheGirl: “I am inspired by my 18-year-old daughter. Last summer vacation she helped girls in need by collecting shoes, uniforms, and school bags from neighbors.” #GirlHero #GirlForce

These girls are unstoppable
Girls are ending child marriage
Promoting girls education
Standing up for girls’ rights
Speaking out against FGM

#UKaid is helping girls in developing countries to take charge of their own future.

#IDG2019 #dayofthegirl

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Gender Matters

In 2011, EngenderHealth launched the 5-year Gender Matters project (Gen.M) in Travis County, Texas, where the teenage pregnancy rate exceeds that of the state’s. Texas currently has the third highest teenage pregnancy rate in the United States, with more than 73,000 girls becoming pregnant each year.

Supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Gender Matters is testing an innovative approach that builds on EngenderHealth’s pioneering work with men across 26 countries through the Gender & Men As Partners program.  Focusing on youth ages 14 to 16, the program works in partnership with SafePlace and the Travis County Summer Youth Employment Program to educate them and encourage:

  • Delayed age at first sexual intercourse
  • Increased use of effective contraceptive methods, including hormonal contraception and IUDs
  • Increased consistent and correct usage of condoms

Gender Matters comprises three components: 1) a five-day educational workshop, 2) a text message and Facebook campaign that reinforces messages about healthy behaviors, gender norms, and peer support, and 3) a series of three community events that further underscore the messages from the workshop and text message/Facebook campaign.

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, another partner, is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the project.

For more information, visit the EngenderHealth Youth site.

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