CONTRIBUTION TO FAMILY PLANNING
EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We work with communities, institutions, and governments to dismantle gender-based barriers and to ensure people’s access to the information and services that they need to make their own sexual and reproductive decisions and, more broadly, to exert control over their lives.
Our work includes:
- Comprehensive sexuality education
- Contraceptive counseling and services
- Comprehensive abortion care
- Maternal healthcare, including fistula prevention and treatment
- Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other STIs
- Prevention, detection, and treatment of cervical cancer
- Support and services for survivors of gender-based violence
Crises such as pandemics often exacerbate existing gender inequalities and can have devastating impacts on women, girls, and vulnerable populations. That’s why it is critical that we continue to protect and advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what EngenderHealth is doing.
EngenderHealth strives to achieve gender equality both in and through sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) by integrating a gender-transformative approach across all our programs. We work to expand access to SRHR services and information to ensure equal rights, resources, responsibilities, and opportunities.
February 3, 2021 | 6:30-8:00am ET
Not Without Partnerships: Why Effective Partnerships are Essential to Advancing FP
EngenderHealth’s Representation at the Not Without FP Forum
Wednesday, February 3 | 9:40-11:00am ET
Advocacy & Accountability Community Session
Dr. Ajay Khera, EngenderHealth India Country Representative, will facilitate a virtual roundtable topic discussion on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and well-being. Note: This roundtable will be presented in English.
Wednesday, February 3 | 11:10am-12:30pm ET
Youth Community Session
Koné Karna Eugène, who works with EngenderHealth in Côte d’Ivoire, will share a 5 minute story about his experience joining EngenderHealth’s West and Central Africa team in Abidjan to support the implementation of the project “Les Femmes Veulent”, known in English as “What Women Want”. He and other speakers will be present to answer any questions. Note: Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be available to participants who join the Zoom link.
KEY LINKS & INFORMATION
EngenderHealth’s SGBV work is rooted in our holistic approach to everything we do. We work to bring SGBV information into our sexual and reproductive health programs wherever possible, including supporting healthcare providers with the information they need to prevent and respond to GBV, assisting local partners to reach communities with SGBV information, working with communities to transform norms, and supporting governments and institutions as they build systems to reduce and respond to GBV.
Four young leaders at EngenderHealth share advice on how institutions and young people themselves can ensure meaningful youth participation in SRHR.
Nina Shalita, EngenderHealth Country Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), explains our work with the local organization, REJEER, to provide family planning services and education on gender-based violence.