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An EngenderHealth-supported social welfare worker in Tanzania counsels a GBV client. © Sala Lewis/EngenderHealth

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), the world shines a spotlight on the tools essential for preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This issue is particularly poignant during the COVID-19 pandemic, when reports indicate an increase in SGBV, stemming from economic insecurity, reduced mobility, and millions of people being stuck at home, many in unsafe environments.

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…


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© Robin Wyatt/EngenderHealth

At EngenderHealth, we know that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are not possible without the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). That is why we work to expand access to SRHR services and information in multiple countries around the world — to ensure equal rights, resources, responsibilities, and opportunities.

As a leading global health organization, we strive to achieve gender equality both in and through SRHR by integrating a gender-transformative approach across all our programs. …


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UN Photo/Milton Grant

In 1995, Beijing was the site of the Fourth World Conference on Women, a historic gathering of decision makers and civil society organizations focused on women’s rights. It was there that governments from around the world agreed on a comprehensive roadmap to achieve global gender equality, known as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

2020 marks 25 years since the adoption of this unprecedented agenda, which shapes and propels policies and initiatives to this day. In commemoration of this anniversary, EngenderHealth President and CEO Traci L. Baird — who has been working in sexual and reproductive health and rights…


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International Youth Day is a moment to commemorate and mainstream the voices, actions, and initiatives of young people. Their perspectives and meaningful engagement are crucial to effectively addressing the world’s most pressing issues.

Many of those issues — such as poverty, lack of education, and inequality — cannot be solved without the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social wellbeing in relation to all aspects of sexuality and reproduction.

For International Youth Day this year, we asked four young leaders at EngenderHealth to tell us their advice on…


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An OB-GYN counsels a married couple on contraceptive methods in Bihar, India in 2017. © Paula Bronstein/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

“Many women like me come from a poor family. We use the contraceptives at government hospitals because they are free,” said Geeta*, a 25-year-old mother of two from Gujarat, India.

Not long after the birth of her first child, Geeta chose to have an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) inserted for free at a nearby government hospital so she could determine the timing of her second pregnancy.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges for women like Geeta. On March 24, India implemented a nationwide lockdown considered one of the strictest in the world, which made it cumbersome, and at times…

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A global organization expanding access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services and information in multiple countries around the world.

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