Commitment title:

EngenderHealth: Advancing Gender Equality through Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Commitment description:

EngenderHealth strives for a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We know that sexual and reproductive health and rights are essential for advancing gender equality. We also know that marginalized groups—such as girls, women, and gender minorities; adolescents and youth; people with disabilities; economically disadvantaged groups; and rural and other hard-to-reach populations—are particularly vulnerable to discriminatory practices that can prevent them from leading healthy lives. But that can change. We believe that if all people are empowered and engaged; and if they live in supportive communities where systems and institutions provide high-quality, gender-equitable sexual and reproductive healthcare; and if policies, laws, and process are supportive, then they will exercise their rights to gender-equitable sexual and reproductive health services and participate as equal members of society.

Therefore—in support of the ICPD Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals—we commit to working with government partners between now and 2030 in order to reach more than 30 million people, including adolescents, with rights-based, gender-equitable, accessible, high-quality, evidence-based programs to include contraceptive services, prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, maternal healthcare, including fistula prevention and treatment and postpartum family planning, and comprehensive abortion care.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Contraceptive counseling and service delivery; sexual and gender-based violence prevention, screening, and counseling; maternal healthcare, including fistula prevention and treatment; comprehensive sexuality education; and comprehensive abortion care
Commitment to be actioned in: global
Submitted from: global
Submitted by
Commitment category

(1)  Intensify our efforts for the full, effective and accelerated implementation and funding of the ICPD Programme of Action, Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD, the outcomes of its reviews, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.