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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

#Nurses are a fundamental part of providing safe, accessible, and affordable health care around the world. MOMENTUM helps to build the capacity of #HealthWorkers—including nurses—to transform the future of health care for #MomAndBaby. #IND2021 #VoiceToLead

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Improvements in FP/SRH cannot be achieved without quality services. Quality is considered good when adequate infrastructure, supplies, and equipment are in place. In addition, critical to the provision of high-quality care is the availability of well-trained, skilled, motivated, and supported staff who are performing to established standards and providing services that are accessible, acceptable, and accountable to the clients and communities they serve.

Effective training, supervision, logistics, and referral systems are essential for the delivery of high-quality services. Program managers may need to address the organization of work and service integration, as well as explore public-private partnerships. At the facility level, or for community-based or mobile services, infrastructure may need to be upgraded and the reliable and sustained availability of commodities, equipment, and supplies ensured. Staff must be of adequate number, motivated to provide quality services, and enabled (through managerial support and proper infrastructure) to manage services effectively.

Administrative, financial, and management systems also need to be in place, with administrators focused on evidence-based medicine and the use of data for decision making to improve service quality and plan and manage programs. Further, to ensure quality, health services should be strongly linked with and accountable to the communities they serve. Communities can also be valuable partners in defining and maintaining quality services when given opportunities to participate in overseeing and managing health services.

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