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.
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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.
Do you remember completing Captain Haddock’s catchphrase while reading The Adventures of Tintin? Or waiting to look up Calvin and Hobbs in the newspaper? Comics have a way of seamlessly touching everyday lives. Beyond the joys of reading, comic books also influence popular norms and culture. As part of a new initiative from Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), EngenderHealth and partners are leveraging this creative medium as a means to engage young people in West Africa in sexual and reproductive health.
It’s important on World Contraception Day to reflect on concrete ways in which we’ve expanded access to contraceptives for young people. Access to contraception is vital for ensuring health and for breaking cycles of poverty. In fact, access to a full range of contraceptive methods and education is critical to the well-being of youth and their communities in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy. In some communities, contraceptive access for youth is also a means of survival, with pregnancy resulting in more deaths of adolescent females aged 15–19 than any other cause (Save the Children Fund, 2012).
International Youth Day (IYD) is on August 12th! It’s an opportunity for the global community to recognize the importance of youth and their engagement politically, economically, and socially. United Nations declared this year’s International Youth Day theme as “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. The Day will focus on the leadership role of youth in helping to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
September 26 is World Contraception Day (WCD), a worldwide campaign centered on the vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted.
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.
EngenderHealth had a strong presence throughout the International Conference on Family Planning