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Collaborators, Consortia, and Working Groups

Collaborators

We collaborate with a range of partners–at the international and national levels and locally, on-the-ground, in communities–to create the synergies necessary to trigger change in policy and practice. We work with governmental health bodies, NGOs and civil society organizations, universities, professional societies, and other organizations dedicated to women's health, rights and justice. Below you can find information about the consortia and working groups Gynuity participates in representing long-standing relationships and newer ones.

Consortia and Working Groups

  • Abortion and Postabortion Care (APAC) Consortium
    About this partnership

    The Abortion and Postabortion Care (APAC) Consortium (formerly the Postabortion Care Consortium) has global membership from developed and developing country settings facilitate knowledge sharing and fosters dialogue and collaboration to promote evidence-based and promising practices that meet women’s needs for contraception, abortion and postabortion care. Gynuity is a member of APACC’s 8 international agency steering committee (along with Ipas, Pathfinder, EngenderHealth, MSI, PSI, JHPEIGO and Intrahealth) and has been active in the Consortium and its activities for over 6 years. Gynuity has taken the lead on and collaborated on a range of activities, including planning a series of Webinars and technical meetings to inform best practices globally.

  • American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC)
    About this partnership

    ASEC, founded in 1997, is a voluntary collaboration of organizations that aims to improve women's access to emergency contraception in the U.S. ASEC serves as a source of information on EC for the media and others, as a watchdog for inaccurate or biased articles in the press and responds to such articles with accurate letters to the editor. ASEC watches for abuses of reproductive rights related to emergency contraception and draws attention to these problems. Gynuity Health Projects is an active member of ASEC.

  • CLACAI - Consorcio Latinoamericano contra el Aborto Inseguro
    About this partnership

    The Latin American Consortium against Unsafe Abortion (CLACAI in Spanish) was created in 2005 to promote safe abortion services in the Latin American region, with an emphasis on the use of medical abortion technology. The objectives of the Consortium are to exchange information among members, strengthen advocacy, research and IEC activities, and support safe service provision. Gynuity staff participates in two working groups focusing on Research, and Access to Medications. For more information about CLACAI contact Susana Chavez at susana@promsex.org or visit www.clacai.org.

  • Comunidad de Partería de México
    About this partnership

    Un espacio virtual de reunión para organizaciones de la sociedad civil y demás actores interesados en el fortalecimiento de la partería en México. Buscamos fomentar el aprendizaje colectivo a partir del intercambio de experiencias exitosas y lecciones aprendidas producto de nuestro trabajo, a fin de ampliar sus alcances.

  • International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
    About this partnership

    ICEC, bringing together over 30 internationally respected organizations working in the field of family planning, aims to expand access to and ensure safe and locally appropriate use of emergency contraception worldwide within the broader context of family planning and reproductive health, with emphasis on developing countries. Gynuity Health Projects is an active member of ICEC. For more information please visit http://www.cecinfo.org/ or contact info@cecinfo.org.

  • Maternal Health Task Force
    About this partnership

    The Maternal Health Task Force contributes to shaping collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwide. EngenderHealth brings together existing maternal health networks and engages new organizations to facilitate global coordination of maternal health programs. The Task Force plays a complementary role to other maternal health initiatives by convening stakeholders and creating an inclusive setting to engage in dialogue, build consensus, and share information. Gynuity’s president participates on MHTF’s Advisory Group and Gynuity contributes resources on the MHTF website.

  • Over the Counter Oral Contraception (OTC OC) Initiative
    About this partnership

    The OTC OC Initiative is a working group, initiated in 2004, of national NGOs and donors lead by Ibis Reproductive Health, to examine the issues and coordinate strategies for making OCs available over-the-counter (OTC) in the United States. Gynuity Health Projects is a co-convener of this group which develops strategies, research and advocacy activities to make oral contraceptives more accessible to women. Two staff members currently serve on the Steering Committee.

  • Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
    About this partnership

    PMNHC, launched in September 2005, unites developing and donor countries, UN agencies, professional associations, academic and research institutions, foundations, and NGOs to intensify and harmonize national, regional and global progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5. The Partnership supports country-level efforts to expand the reach of essential interventions for reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality; promote the adoption and development of evidence-based, cost-effective approaches to reduce such mortality; and promote greater coordination and cooperation among all stakeholders. Gynuity Health Projects is a member of this group. PMNCH is hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva. For more information please visit http://www.pmnch.org or contact info@pmnch.org.

  • Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention & Treatment (PRE-EMPT)
    About this partnership

    Gynuity is a member of the PRE-EMPT (Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention & Treatment) research group. Led by the University of British Columbia, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the theme of PRE-EMPT is to develop, test and introduce new knowledge that will reduce the unacceptable maternal, perinatal, family, societal, and global impacts of preeclampsia, and the other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The PRE-EMPT initiative consists of five inter-related objectives to be conducted over a seven year period (Nov 2010 – Oct 2017): Prevention, Monitoring, Treatment, Global Pregnancy CoLaboratory, and Knowledge Translation. Over 40 institutions and organizations around the world are involved with PRE-EMPT.

    Gynuity also participates in the global coalition “Ending Eclampsia”. This project, led by the Population Council, builds on Population Council research and interventions in Bangladesh, Mexico, and Nigeria since 2007 to improve the availability and correct use of magnesium sulfate in maternal health care settings. Ending Eclampsia, in collaboration with national obstetrician/gynecologist and midwifery societies, is working to expand program activities to Ethiopia and Pakistan.

  • Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
    About this partnership

    Gynuity participates actively in the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) and several of its working caucuses including the Maternal Health Supplies Caucus. In 2017, the RHSC elected to develop and host a safe abortion supplies working group. Gynuity, in partnership with Ipas, leads this workstream which is housed within the New and Underutilized Reproductive Health Technologies caucus. For more information about the abortion workstream please contact Jennifer Blum at Gynuity jblum@gynuity.org or Nathalie Kapp at Ipas kappn@ipas.org. Gynuity also currently serves as the co-chair of the hypertension sub-group in the maternal health caucus of the RHSC.