DateJuly 11, 2012
CARE International commits to developing approaches for addressing gender and social barriers to increased family planning use and validating tools to measure the impact of these approaches on health outcomes.
CARE International also commits to reaching the most vulnerable and marginalized populations to reduce inequality, ensuring women and girls’ family planning and reproductive health needs are addressed in both development, emergency and post-conflict response activities.
Care International provided the following updates on progress in achieving its FP2020 commitments:
Validating tools to measure the impact of key approaches on health outcomes: CARE has developed three tools to support measurement of women’s empowerment, governance and health outcomes.
The growing popularity and promise of social accountability approaches within the health sector makes it particularly important to foster good evaluation research to ensure that these approaches are effective. To this end, we developed and tested a set of measures evaluate a social accountability approach—CARE’s Community Score Card (CSC)—on reproductive and maternal health. We developed two survey tools—one for women (Women’s VOICES) and one for health workers (Health Workers’ VOICES). These tools include scales to measure constructs within CARE’s key governance outcomes domains: empowerment of women and community members; empowerment of health workers; and expanded, inclusive, and effective negotiated spaces in which the two groups can effectively interact to improve health service delivery and outcomes.
Reaching the most vulnerable and marginalized populations to reduce inequality: CARE focuses on reducing global poverty and inequality, and increasing social justice through the empowerment of women, girls and other vulnerable and marginalized populations. CARE has worked in several countries to implement programs and activities that work to reduce inequality:
Ensuring women and girls’ family planning and reproductive health needs are addressed in both development, emergency and post-conflict response activities: CARE’s sexual, reproductive and maternal health programming works throughout the emergency to development continuum to reach the needs of the most vulnerable, especially women and girls. CARE works with partners such as UNFPA and UNHCR to reach the most vulnerable in emergency and crisis-affected settings.
DateJuly 11, 2012
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DateJuly 11, 2012
CARE International will strengthen local governance mechanisms and the capacity of women and communities, particularly the most marginalized groups, to meaningfully participate in their own health, engage in local decision-making processes and to hold governments accountable to their commitments. CARE International is committed to building political will and mobilizing action at all levels—local to national to global—to ensure continued funding and prioritization of sexual, reproductive, and maternal health, scale-up of successful approaches, accountability to commitments and implementation of policies and programs that are rights-based, effective, culturally appropriate and address the needs of communities.
CARE International provided the following updates on progress in achieving its FP2020 commitments:
Building political will and mobilizing action at all levels ensure accountability to commitments: At the global level, CARE has actively contributed to key processes to shape standards and commitments to delivering universal access to high-quality, rights-based family planning, and to strengthen systems for ensuring meaningful accountability of all actors to deliver on these commitments. Highlights of this work include:
Ensure implementation of policies and programs that are rights-based, effective, and culturally appropriate and address the needs of communities: Since 2011, CARE has been working in southern Chad to increase access to high-quality family planning services for host and internally displaced (IDP) populations served by the government’s primary health care system.
Developing approaches for addressing gender and social barriers to increased family planning use: Since the London Summit, CARE has continued to strengthen our knowledge and evidence base for catalyzing meaningful change in the social and gender norms that restrict health and rights. A core approach used by CARE is Social Analysis and Action (SAA), a participatory dialogue process that enables men, women and youth to explore and challenge the social norms, beliefs and practices that shape their lives and health.