Project profile — Sexual Health and Empowerment - Philippines

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Sexual Health and Empowerment - Philippines - Overview
Oxfam Canada (XM-DAC-22501)
2018-08-10 - 2024-11-30
Country / region • Philippines (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
Policy marker • ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to empower adolescent girls in the Philippines through the provision of comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services. In the Philippines, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues are arguably the most significant impediment to women’s empowerment. The country has the highest fertility rate in Southeast Asia, with women in the lowest wealth quintile having an average of 5.2 children, and with over 22% of women bearing children before the age of 19. Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) Philippines is addressing these issues by providing at least 85,000 women and girls, men, and boys with improved access to SRHR services. SHE is expected to indirectly benefit 270,000 people situated in conflict-affected and disadvantaged regions in the Philippines. It provides institutional support to women’s rights organizations working on SRHR and gender based violence in the Philippines. The project also supports the implementation of the Government of the Philippines’ Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced utilization of gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health information and services (public and private) by women of reproductive age, adolescent girls, and boys in remote conflict affected and disadvantage regions; and (2) improved effectiveness of women’s rights organizations to advance rights related to sexual and reproductive health and prevention of gender-based violence in remote, conflict-affected and disadvantaged regions.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) provided 67,556 people (of whom are 86% women) with family planning services including modern methods of contraception; 2) trained and supported 8,912 community influencers and peer educators (of whom are 76% women) to conduct awareness raising on SRHR; 3) reached 19,767 people (of whom are 76% women) through awareness raising and learning session events; 4) provided all 21 (100%) health facilities at least three types of contraceptives; 5) seven out of 10 local implementing partners report increased confidence to deliver effective SRHR and GBV prevention programs; and 6) conducted six advocacy campaigns and public engagements on SRHR and GBV prevention in collaboration with government and civil society groups.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $3,073,879
Transaction Date Type Value
05-07-2022 Disbursement $914,161
29-08-2022 Disbursement $714,732
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