For Support Of A Strategy Refresh For EngenderHealth's West Africa Regional Office
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for support of a strategy refresh for EngenderHealth's West Africa Regional Office
for support of EngenderHealth’s programs and strategy in West Africa
This grant will support the work of EngenderHealth to deepen and expand its program for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Francophone West Africa. EngenderHealth will focus on its work with youth-led organizations in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo to strengthen their organizations and their impact as voices for accountability in the region. EngenderHealth is a leading global health organization working to implement high-quality, gender equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. (Strategy: Global Reproductive Equity).
for support of EngenderHealth's programs and strategy in West Africa
This supplemental grant will support EngenderHealth to expand its program for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Francophone West Africa particularly in Benin. In late 2021, Benin’s parliament voted to legalize abortion in most circumstances, the first country in the region to do so. EngenderHealth already had a small program focused on abortion advocacy in Benin and is well positioned to expand its work plan in Benin to prepare for and support the implementation of this new reproductive right. This work is aligned with the Global Reproductive Equity strategy outcome to make safe abortion legal and accessible in Francophone West Africa.