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Hugo Hoogenboom, a leader of EngenderHealth from 1981-1995, has passed away. We honor Hugo’s legacy by continuing to work for a world in which everyone has access to the info & services needed to make their own reproductive health choices.

Our statement: https://bit.ly/2PmPF1o

Why are sexual and reproductive health services not 'essential services' during the Corona virus pandemic? Covid 19 responses must include women's reproductive health needs. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31679-2/fulltext

Accessing #familyplanning services is critical in #COVID19 response!

Click below to see how our partners are responding and to learn how you can participate! https://bit.ly/3eSRJIR #FPinCOVIDResponse

We extend our condolences to the family of H.E. Benjamin W. Mkapa, former president of #Tanzania and founder of @MkapaFoundation.

We honor his championship of #genderequality and health systems strengthening.

#RIPMkapa

We're looking for an Associate Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Come join our team, and pass the word!

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2BFx5OC

#SRHR #SRH #SRHRjobs #SRHjobs #Reprojobs #feministjobs #NGOjobs #nonprofitjobs #reprohealth #reprorights

We're looking for an Associate Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Come join our team, and pass the word! Apply here: https://bit.ly/2BFx5OC

#SRHR #SRH #SRHRjobs #SRHjobs #Reprojobs #feministjobs #NGOjobs #nonprofitjobs #reprohealth #reprorights

A6) We must value ALL the work women do. The EquityTool by @Metrics4mgmt can be included as part of routine data collection on #COVID19 response; we must also measure the proportion of women out of paid workforce, the dependency ratio & educational status. #GenderData #DevexFOCUS https://twitter.com/devex/status/1288451736332574721

A3) Collecting #VAW data amid #COVID19 is difficult due to risk to women seeking help; lockdowns hindering movement to safe spaces; gaps in training for service providers; & ongoing gaps in data systems. We must address #VAW and #GBV despite the pandemic. #GenderData #DevexFocus https://twitter.com/devex/status/1288447944916639746

A5) National stats offices should ensure that collected data is not only gender disaggregated but also informed by age disaggregation & they should capture how national governments' #COVID19 response efforts are benefiting women & other vulnerable groups. #GenderData #DevexFocus

A4) The EquityTool developed by @Metrics4mgmt provides important estimates of wealth quintiles, while the Washington Group Short Set of Disability Questions provides an opportunity to assess the extent to which #COVID19 is affecting those w/ disabilities. #GenderData #DevexFocus

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Posts Tagged: rights

November 12, 2018

EngenderHealth Launches REDI: A Client-Centered Counseling Framework

Leveraging more than 30 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health counseling, EngenderHealth is pleased to launch REDI: A Client-Centered Counseling Framework. REDI offers a comprehensive approach and training curriculum to strengthen counseling for contraception by empowering health providers to understand and respond to clients’ perspectives.

September 19, 2018

EngenderHealth Relaunches Re:MIX, an Innovative US-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

EngenderHealth—a global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization—is pleased to announce the relaunch of Re:MIX, an innovative teen pregnancy prevention program in Travis County, Texas.

September 5, 2018

EngenderHealth Announces Nene Fofana-Cissé as Regional Representative for West and Central Africa

EngenderHealth, a global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization, is pleased to welcome Nene Fofana-Cissé as the new Regional Representative for West and Central Africa.

August 29, 2018

EngenderHealth Names Traci L. Baird as President and CEO

EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization, today announced that Traci L. Baird, MPH, will join the organization as President and CEO on October 1. Baird, an experienced and respected leader in the field, comes to the organization after serving as CEO of SHIFT NC, a nonprofit organization working to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health across North Carolina. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President of Programs for a global reproductive health organization, Ipas, where she held numerous leadership positions over more than 20 years.

July 26, 2018

EngenderHealth Announces Caleb Tiller as VP, Global Communications and Marketing

EngenderHealth, a global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization, today announced Caleb Tiller as the new Vice President of Global Communications and Marketing. Tiller comes to EngenderHealth with more than 20 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, public affairs, and education.

March 6, 2017

EngenderHealth Establishes Policy and Advocacy Arm

EngenderHealth, a leading international women’s health organization, is gearing up to safeguard and protect decades of progress in advancing women’s health and rights across the world. The establishment of a new policy and advocacy department comes in swift reaction to a challenging U.S. political climate, with the reinstatement and expansion of the harmful Global Gag Rule, which will deny millions of women and girls their basic rights and freedoms. Mina Barling, a lifelong advocate for women’s reproductive rights, will lead the new division.

March 3, 2017

EngenderHealth Expresses Strong Support for She Decides Initiative

EngenderHealth, a leading international women’s health organization whose vision is “women and girls first,” announces its unwavering commitment to the She Decides initiative. For more than 70 years, EngenderHealth has worked toward ensuring that all women, regardless of where they live, have the right to determine if and when they want to have children, along with the opportunity to plan their families and their futures.

February 3, 2016

Guaranteeing Rights at ICFP 2016

The connection between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and maternal health, as well as their effects on women’s lives, cannot be overstated. Research shows up to a third of maternal injuries and deaths are preventable when women have access to contraception.[1] By meeting the unmet need for family planning, an estimated 1.1 million infant deaths could be prevented.[2] Alongside these critical health benefits, enabling women to delay childbirth and avoid unwanted pregnancies empowers them to decide what their own futures hold. From January 25-28, 2016, delegates from international governments, UN agencies, and NGOs including EngenderHealth gathered in Nusa Dua, Indonesia for the International Conference on Family Planning to discuss bridging these gaps and addressing unmet need for family planning.

November 17, 2014

When Everything Must Go Right So Nothing Goes Wrong

The latest disturbing news coming from Chhattisgarh, India, reminds us that despite being 20 years post-ICPD, we global health professionals have more to do to ensure reproductive rights, choice, and quality of care. And as the story goes—as it has too many times before—the devastating consequences are borne by mostly poor, rural women. It’s unconscionable.

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