Astarte enhances access to quality reproductive health services by fostering leaders in communities affected by crisis.

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Teen Girls in Sierra Leone
(c) Tawiah Agyarko-Kwarteng/JSI

These school girls in Sierra Leone have survived a decade of civil war. Yet, they are again at risk in a country where 1 in 8 women die during pregnancy or childbirth and where more than 1 in 5 adolescent girls give birth each year. Adolescents have largely been neglected, especially in humanitarian response and the provision of reproductive health.

Video – “At Two Fronts: The Story of Reproductive Health in Emergencies.”

Often images and faces of those on the ground tell the story best. Created by our colleagues at the Raise Initiative, this short film takes us on a compelling journey to discover what women experience in crisis — loss of homes and livelihoods, increased insecurity and violence, and reproductive health care that often falls short of what they deserve.

But there is hope. By supporting local partners that can reach these hard-hit areas, Astarte seeks to be part of the solution by providing relief on the ‘second front’ where there is an absence of reproductive health care during and after the crisis. Support our work by donating to Astarte and sharing this video with your friends and family.