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Collaborators, Consortia, and Working Groups

Gynuity is an active member of several Consortia and Working Groups. We share a collective sense of purpose that helps feed new thinking, facilitate knowledge sharing, and shape practical solutions to intractable global health problems.

Consortia and Working Groups

  • 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 access to information, strategies, and safe and modern technologies for abortion in the Latin American region. CLACAI facilitates the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among members to strengthen national and regional advocacy efforts, research and communication activities, and the provision of safe and effective abortion care. Gynuity staff serve on the Comité Consultivo, CLACAI’s governing board. We also form part of the telemedicine subcommittee established in 2021 to help identify needs at the regional level and advance access to medical abortion through telehealth.

  • 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.

  • 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 pubinfo@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.