Project profile — Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Honduras (DEREJUV)

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Overview

Overview

Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Honduras (DEREJUV) - Overview
CA-3-D002571001
$11,000,000
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2016-08-12 - 2021-01-14
Operational
Country / region • Honduras (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Health education (12261) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS (16064) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (principal objective and in support of an action programme)
Description and results

Description

DEREJUV supports the Government of Honduras Plan for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancies by strengthening national policies and expanding access to sexual and reproductive health services for Honduran youth. The project helps prevent adolescent pregnancies and child, early and forced marriages and expands access to adolescent-friendly health services for over 211,000 girls, boys and adolescents in 24 municipalities with some of the highest national rates of adolescent pregnancies by installing adolescent-friendly clinics in community health centers and schools. The project also develops the advocacy and participation skills of girls, boys, adolescents and their families to empower them to participate in municipal programs for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies, develop life skills and complete their education through institutional support and peer-mentoring. Project activities include: 1) technical assistance to develop and implement legislation, policies, norms and standards to prevent adolescent pregnancies; 2) setting up adolescent-friendly health clinics in community health centers and high schools; 3) training for health care professionals on adolescent-friendly health services such as counselling, sexual and reproductive health care and pre- and post-natal care; 4) dissemination of gender-sensitive and age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education for girls and boys in target communities; 5) design and implement municipal action plans to prevent adolescent pregnancies.

Expected results

1) Strengthened protection of the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents; 2) improved coverage and quality of adolescent health services, including comprehensive sexuality education, for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies; 3) strengthened strategic alliances between key governmental, civil society actors and private sector for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies.

Results achieved

Canada’s support to UNFPA for the implementation of the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy project in Honduras aims to expand access to adolescent-friendly health services for adolescents and youth (girls and boys) in 24 municipalities. Over the first year of implementation, the project trained more than 800 community-based workers, whom in turn reached over 29,000 adolescents and youth (girls and boys), on numerous themes related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). As a result, adolescent and youth (girls and boys) increased their knowledge and understanding of SRHR and of the importance of preventing gender based violence and family planning, amongst others.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $2,250,000
Planned Disbursement $3,000,000
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
14-05-2019 Disbursement $3,000,000
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Related information

Related information

Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Honduras (DEREJUV) - Related information
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Partner website — UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
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