Key Takeaways/Lessons Learned from Prevention+

In 2016, Rutgers and partners Sonke Gender Justice, Promundo-US, and MenEngage Alliance started Prevention+: a five-year, multi-country program in Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Uganda that sought

Lessons from a Learning Event: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Times of Rising Conservatism

Many countries around the world are experiencing a period of increasing conservatism, and in some cases, a turn away from universal human rights. This shift may include the reinforcing of patriarchal structures, limiting of access to rights, and the increasing marginalization of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Prevention+, a multi-country program uses a variety of strategies to advance healthy, respectful, and equal relationships; this includes the engagement of religious leaders to prevent gender-based violence (GBV).

On International Safe Abortion Day: New Research Finds that Male Privilege and Personal Experience Inform their Support for Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Care in India and Rwanda

We at Equimundo believe that abortion is a human right and agree with the organizers of International Safe Abortion Day, that, “safe and accessible abortion is a social good that is inextricable from broader issues of social equality and justice.” As noted in the recent Guttmacher-Lancet Commission report, safe abortion is a key pillar of a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights platform. This includes a women’s right to choose if and how a male partner is included in their SRH decisions and services.

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