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For decades, EngenderHealth has improved the lives of men, women, and families through its work in family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, gender equity, and many other programs.

A wave of youth-led feminism is spreading across West and Central Africa (WCA). How can EngenderHealth and other iNGOs partner with #youth activists and feminist orgs in #WCA to advance #SRHR?

Check out our brief on supporting feminist actors in WCA ▶️ http://bit.ly/WCABrief-EH

OPCU Director Marie Ba (@MissBa) will appear Friday, May 14th at 2:45 pm GMT, on @_51percent on @France24_en to discuss topics related the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in West Africa and beyond. Don't miss it.

The @Rutgers_INTL Gender-Transformative Approaches (GTA) Toolkit provides guidance for integrating GTA into communities, comprehensive sexuality education, youth friendly services, advocacy, and institutions, says @jeroenlorist (@RutgersNL).

View it here: http://bit.ly/Rutgers-GTA

"Rutgers knows it's crucial to engage men for gender justice, but also that only using this approach is binary & heteronormative. Therefore, we also focus on sexual & gender diversity to ensure the rights of marginalized groups are respected & fulfilled."

-@reyDP from @RutgersID

➡️@renugolwalkar says to effectively engage men & boys, we must frame gender inequality as a societal problem.

"There is not a problem with men & boys that we are trying to fix. The problem is the prevalence of harmful gender norms and power dynamics at every level of society."

Nick Danforth, a lifelong #SRHR advocate who managed the institute that won Roe v. Wade, outlines two priorities for gender-transformative SRHR programs:

1️⃣ Build local management
2️⃣ Demonstrate engaging men is cost-effective through increased data collection

#UbuntuSymposium

Renu Golwalkar, our Director of Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion, says gender-transformative change cannot be measured through contraception uptake or healthcare usage.

"The process is as important as the end goal. We must challenge existing gender stereotypes & power dynamics."

Why is engaging men important for achieving #GenderEquality?

Participants at our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session say that change is more sustainable when all people are engaged, and that everyone has a stake in achieving gender equality because everyone benefits!👏👏

🚨30 MINUTES🚨

It’s not too late to register for our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session with @Rutgers_INTL!

Join us for “The Past, Present, and Future of Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” at 9am ET (3pm CET/CAT) ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-Rutgers-Session

Don't forget to register for "Amplify Her Voice!" - EngenderHealth's virtual fundraiser for sexual and reproductive health and rights ➡️ http://bit.ly/AmplifyHerVoice

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Advancing Family Planning

Across the globe, we have proven that even in resource-poor settings, family planning services can be safe, effective, and affordable. Learn about our work in contraception, informed choice, and more.

Maternal Health

Our approach to maternal health is holistic, addressing women’s sexual and reproductive health needs throughout their lives. We work to equip health facilities with medical supplies and well-trained staff to provide high-quality services.

Youth-Centered Programs

EngenderHealth believes in comprehensive sexuality education, providing age-appropriate information consistent with the evolving capacities of young people. Our adolescent/youth-friendly services are accessible, acceptable, equitable, appropriate, and effective.

Gender Equality

We are committed to achieving gender equality through sexual and reproductive health and rights programs. We work through gender-equitable approaches to ensure women and girls can access quality sexual and reproductive health information and services.

HIV, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

To help overcome the global HIV epidemic, we train health providers, improve health services, and advocate for national and international policies that respond to the needs of people living with HIV.

Engaging Men As Partners in Reproductive Health

Addressing gender issues is essential to improving the health of both women and men. Through our Men As Partners program and other initiatives, we mobilize men to support their partners’ reproductive health, promote gender equity, and reduce gender-based violence.

Improving Clinical Quality

We improve the quality of health care by training providers to be responsive and informative, to prevent infection at the facility, and to increase communication among staff. Our pioneering COPE® process has been adapted around the world.

Advocacy and Policy

We work locally, globally, and in the United States to influence evidence-based policy change that will lead to lasting improvements in reproductive health care services.

Major Projects

EngenderHealth is the managing partner of several major projects—consortiums of organizations working in partnership to achieve the maximum impact on public health. These projects range from global to country-specific.

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