International Women's Day: Choose to Challenge
For IWD2021, HP+ has rounded up examples of how our work helps people across the globe #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality. Join the discussion on Twitter to share how you #ChooseToChallenge. Tweet to @HlthPolicyPlus
Pandemic “responses need to take an equitable approach to ensure that the concerns of all people are addressed.” HP+ offers 5 ways you can #ChooseToChallenge the inequitable experience of COVID-19 for women and other vulnerable groups.
At HP+ we #ChooseToChallenge the status quo of family planning programming with our new FP Equity Model that helps countries identify, diagnose, and address inequalities.
HP+ and BurkinaFaso #ChooseToChallenge barriers to accessing family planning with a new regulations that extend rights to reproductive health and family planning to all persons of childbearing age, including adolescents.
Mauritania and HP+ #ChooseToChallenge inequities with a new law defining reproductive health as a universal right and prohibiting GBV.
We #ChooseToChallenge the persistent, systematic inequalities, like the lack of family planning method choice, that prevent countries from reaching UHC. For more, see our series on LAC.
In Cambodia, an HP+-supported community-managed health fund is enabling rural poor and vulnerable pops to access high-quality healthcare services, including 970 families to weather the impacts of COVID-19.
In Mali, where 45% of women over 15 years report having experienced violence, faith leaders #ChooseToChallenge GBV.
At HP+, we #ChooseToChallenge user fees. See how Kenya abolished user fees for expecting moms and integrated its maternity program into social health insurance to ensure longer-term insurance coverage for women.
This IWD2021, we #ChooseToChallenge child marriage. See how advocates in Guatemala helped to close a loophole, putting an end to early marriage.
At HP+, we #ChooseToChallenge disrespect and abuse and instead support the role of midwives and women’s right to high-quality, respectful maternity care.
This IWD2021, we #ChooseToChallenge cervical cancer, working with the government of Malawi to implement and monitor a national cervical cancer program.
We #ChooseToChallenge inadequate healthcare for poor and vulnerable communities. See how Nigeria is mounting sweeping health reforms to tackle inequalities and extend healthcare and health insurance to all its citizens.