Project profile — Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices on Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Overview

Overview

Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices on Sexual and Reproductive Health - Overview
CA-3-D004762001
$12,000,000
Save the Children Canada (22502)
2018-03-23 - 2021-03-31
Operational
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • 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
Family planning (13030) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (principal objective and in support of an action programme)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
Description and results

Description

The project enables adolescents to better exercise their reproductive rights, as well as make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. An innovative community-based model is used to promote positive gender norms among adolescents and their families. Project activities include: (1) training public health workers and private sector providers on gender-sensitive and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services delivery, including family planning, contraceptives, post-abortion care, and sexual and gender-based violence; and establishing and operating gender-sensitive, adolescent-friendly safe spaces in health facilities to deliver SRHR services to adolescent boys and girls; (2) training community change agents (including religious and traditional leaders) to raise awareness in a gender-sensitive manner on SRHR, and promote safe space activities for adolescent girls and boys, partners, parents and community members; and (3) supporting advocacy and coalition building between youth advocacy forums and like-minded organizations, including women’s rights organizations, to advocate for improved SRHR services within their communities. The project is expected to reach approximately 100,000 married and unmarried adolescents, including 55,000 very young adolescents aged 10 to 14 directly, and an additional 400,000 community members indirectly.

Expected results

The project’s expected results include: (1) improved access to quality gender-sensitive and adolescent-friendly public and private sector sexual and reproductive health and rights services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys; (2) increased capacity of married and unmarried adolescent girls to make decisions about their own sexual and reproductive health and rights; and (3) increased capacity of youth-focused civil society groups, including women’s rights organizations, to advocate and integrate evidenced-based best practices in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights services in state policies and programmes.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) 296 safe spaces were established, which allowed adolescents to interact with health care providers and facilitators in an adolescent-friendly environment, where they felt free to speak and ask questions on sexual and reproductive health and rights; (2) 37,524 very young adolescents (of which 20,059 were girls and 17,465 were boys) and 22,311 older adolescents (of which 10,267 were girls and 12,044 were boys) have graduated from the safe spaces programming, which delivered gender-transformative curricula to improve adolescents’ knowledge on adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues, gender equality, and sexual and gender-based violence; (3) 207 patent and proprietary medicine vendors (of which 47 were women) were trained on reducing providers’ bias, and community-based referral system for gender sensitive and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services; and (4) 10,823 adolescents (of which 8,755 were girls and 2,068 were boys) have visited project health facilities to receive different types of modern family planning methods.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $7,000,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
18-03-2021 Disbursement $2,706,876
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Related information

Related information

Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices on Sexual and Reproductive Health - Related information
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