Empowering Girls to lead self-determined, healthy, and productive lives!
“An educated, self-determined, and healthy woman has the power to lift herself out of poverty and change the destiny of her family, community, and country. Let’s support her to achieve her full potential.”
ISSUES vs. SOLUTIONS
Everybody has the right to achieve their full potential. However, millions of girls and women living in low- and middle-income countries are denied their right to choose their own path in life. This not only diminishes their potential but also has a detrimental impact on the future well-being and prosperity of their families, communities, and nations.
Creating a better future for Girls!
Empowering women and girls living in low- and middle-income countries by listening to and focusing on their needs, including their voices in development planning, addressing gender inequalities, and enabling access to comprehensive sexuality education, information and health services will lead to…
…less violence, coercion, and harmful practices, leading to…
…fewer unintended pregnancies and better spacing of births, leading to…
…better child and maternal health, and quality education, leading to…
…improved employment opportunities and enhanced living standards.
At the same time, access to…
…quality health facilities, counseling, and skilled health personnel, substantially contribute to a reduction in maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights
Millions of women and girls living today in some of the world’s poorest countries do not have access to family planning and modern contraceptives which means that they have no control over the timing and spacing of their births. We work towards reducing this unmet need for family planning by promoting access to health information, services, and supplies. Providing women and girls with education, sexual and reproductive health services, and skilled health professionals during and after pregnancy and child birth, can lead to significant decreases in maternal and new-born mortality, lessen the impact and spread of diseases, improve gender equality, and can have a tremendous impact on their future potential. Not only does investing in access to health and SRHR save lives, it also advances gender equality, youth empowerment, poverty reduction, and human rights. Here is what we are doing to help.
Sylvia is 14 years old and lives in Uganda. This short film tracks her hopes and dreams and explores what a difference having access to sexual and reproductive health and rights information, services and supplies can make in helping her reach her true potential.