HIPs Webinar on Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning, July 2, 2018

7 June, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us on July 2, 2018 from 09:30 to 10:30 Washington / 15:30 to 16:30 Geneva for Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide, the first installment in our 2018 High Impact Practices webinar series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmc4ZL8DMckoSaVUuSDyaaYMCBJvuG-sI

This strategic guide is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual and reproductive health. In this guide, male engagement refers to the involvement of men and boys in family planning programs across life stages, including addressing gender norms and gender equality. This guide builds on reviews of male engagement strategies for family planning and is informed by recognized experts in the field. Throughout a number of steps, programs should address the specific contexts and diverse needs of program beneficiaries. Examples within each step illustrate how to identify relevant gaps and issues and offer programming approaches to consider. The first priority of any family planning program when considering partner engagement is to respect the client’s preference of whether to engage her partner and to do so in equitable ways that protect and encourage women's autonomy.

Download the strategic guide here [http://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/guides/engaging-men-and-boys-in-fam..., and register [https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6222101507954100737] for the webinar today. We look forward to your participation!

For more information on the HIPs, and to view previous webinars, please visit: https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/




Our Panelists:

Tim Shand, Promundo (Moderator)

Tim is the Vice President of Advocacy and Partnerships at Promundo. He has over a decade of experience providing leadership on programming, research, and advocacy to advance gender equality and gender justice, particularly in the area of engaging men in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Tim holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is currently completing his PhD at University College London’s Institute for Global Health.

Erin Mielke, USAID

Erin Mielke, has served as a Senior Technical Advisor for Reproductive Health in USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health since 2007. She manages global fistula and family planning service delivery projects. Prior to her work at USAID, she served for over 10 years at EngenderHealth and UMATI in Tanzania.

Rebecka Lundgren, IRH-Georgetown University

Rebecka has over 25 years of experience developing and testing reproductive health and behavior change programs, with particular interest in expanding family planning choice, youth and engaging men in reproductive health. As an applied anthropologist, she has expertise applying qualitative and ethnographic methods to her work, and has developed innovative mixed method approaches to evaluate fertility awareness and gender transformation programs for very young adolescents. She received an MPH from UCLA’s School of Public Health in the Department of Population and Family Health, and her doctorate in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.

HIFA profile: Ados May is a Senior Technical Advisor at the IBP Initiative in the United States of America. ados.may AT phi.org