Gender inequality and demographic pressure are considerably contributing to the low-resilience capacity of communities to respond to unexpected crisis. The session will showcase two projects – Asure Health and Reset Plus – implemented in rural Ethiopia that are contributing to promote consolidated family planning practices and gender equality through a community-based approach. This session will gather the experiences of women who took ownership of their sexual rights, participated in businesses activities and used their rising independence to promote equality and positively impact their families. It will also provide information on how men's engagement in family planning can improve health outcomes for adolescent girls and women, as well as dispel myths and misconceptions.
Women’s health and empowerment for community resilience
Best practices on strengthening women in rural Ethiopia and tackle gender inequality in a comprehensive manner
Project or report lab
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
09:00 to 10:15