#FearlessFeb Recap: February 1 – 10, 2017

This month, the FCI Program of MSH is featuring stories about fearless champions, powerful evidence, and advocacy wins from the Rights & Realities archive. Here is a recap of the fearless stories we shared on Twitter and Facebook February 1 -10. 

Uniting the Community to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence in Mali

“The fight is far from over.” Douentza, Mali opens a holistic care center for survivors of gender-based violence but calls for continued action.

Advocacy success story: Kenya approves misoprostol for PPH

Never give up. After years of advocacy, Kenya approved misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal death.

Moving beyond the budget line: Fundraising for family planning in Mali

Follow the money. Bougouni district officials in Mali budgeted for family planning activities. The next step: fundraising!

Budget accountability in the midst of the Burkina Faso revolution

Hold government accountable, especially during times of change! A budget expert and colleague reflects on budget accountability during the 2015 Burkina Faso revolution.

The economic and social impacts of maternal death  

Share the evidence far and wide. A maternal death puts a newborn’s survival at risk and has lasting impacts on her surviving children, family and community.

Breaking the silence on gender-based violence in Mali

Break the silence. We trained youth leaders in Mali to join protection teams that reach survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and help them find services.

Emergency contraception: The reproductive health innovation everyone should know about

Champion innovative, evidence-based solutions! Emergency contraception is the only contraceptive that can be taken after unprotected sex.

PROGRES requires a keen gender perspective

Look through a gender lens. As long as women and girls must continue to fight for equal voice and an equal share of opportunity and power, their lives and health will remain under threat. Health decision-makers and experts must examine and transform gender norms to achieve health equity for women and girls.

Maternal and newborn health in the hands of midwives

Make the case for midwives! When educated in international midwifery standards, they can provide 87% of the essential care women and newborns need!

Melissa Wanda nominated for her achievements in reproductive health

Champion the champions! Our colleague, Melissa, tirelessly advocates for young people’s health and rights.

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