September 15, 2021
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While significant progress has been made in recent years in preventing maternal and newborn deaths, the number is still much too high. Each year, over 290,000 women and almost 3 million newborns die and millions more are injured due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth. The vast majority of deaths, 94%, occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and nearly all these lives might be saved by timely, quality care.
July 19, 2018
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EngenderHealth, a global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization, today announced that it has relocated its headquarters office to Washington, DC. The move from New York to DC is part of the organization’s strategic plan to better position itself to continue advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.
July 11, 2018
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Today, on World Population Day, activists, communities, governments, and organizations come together around the rallying cry “Family Planning is a Human Right.” EngenderHealth marked the occasion with the following statement from Interim President and CEO, Rosemary Ellis.
March 2, 2018
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EngenderHealth, a leading international women's health organization whose vision is "women and girls first," reaffirms its support today, the first anniversary of the She Decides movement: Yes, SheDecides. EngenderHealth, along with thousands of allies and partners, is showing solidarity on March 2 for a world where every woman and girl can decide what do with her body, her life, and her future-without question.
March 9, 2017
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International Women’s Day, on March 8, is a day for the global community of advocates, researchers, public health professionals, journalists, and feminists to come together, celebrate successes, and take stock of how much farther we need to go.
December 16, 2016
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Taking a Stand: Letting Youth Lead in Ending Violence against Women in Tanzania Youth aged 18–25 in the Iringa Region marked the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence (GBV) against Women campaign. They reflected on the repercussions of violence and wrote bold action statements on what they would do if they encountered GBV in their communities.
June 24, 2016
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On March 16, 2016, EngenderHealth joined other Tanzanian partners and professional organizations in Dar es Salaam to mark the launch of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) 2016–2020 Strategic Plan (WRATZ, 2016), under the theme Zero Tolerance to Maternal Deaths, Be Accountable.
November 17, 2014
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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.
August 6, 2014
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The international reproductive health community's focus on human rights and family planning continues with the need to operationalize rights in family planning programs. Healthy dialogue about integrating human rights into such programming must continue if the rights and dignity of individuals are to be at the center of family planning work.
August 6, 2014
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On March 8, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we honor women and girls who are driving change and inspiring everyone, including all of us at EngenderHealth.