Project profile — Better Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All in Indonesia


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2018-02-02 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Indonesia (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (60.00%)
Family planning (13030) (30.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


In light of persistently high levels of maternal mortality and unmet need for family planning, and prevalent harmful practices (including female genital mutilation and child marriage), the Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Indonesia project, in partnership with UNFPA and UNICEF, aims to transform sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and young people in Indonesia by addressing key gaps in the quality of birth attendants, access to comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services for young people, and advocacy and community-based programming for the prevention of gender-based violence and harmful practices using the male involvement approach (focusing on child marriage and female genital mutilation). This initiative is directly aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and supports Canada's commitment of $650M over three years to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved quality of sexual and reproductive health services, including in the context of gender-based violence and harmful practices (such as child, early and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation), at the national level and in selected provinces; and (2) increased protection of sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls, at the national level and in selected provinces of Indonesia.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) adopted UNALA’s (Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Service among Youth in Yogyakarta) standard operating procedure in 47 clinics using its social franchising approach. Local government invited these clinics to share their experiences in 26 separate events on youth and adolescents sexual and reproductive health services; (2) trained 172 health providers from 34 provinces on delivering youth-related sexual and reproductive health and rights activities. Achieved through adolescent health posts and funded by the central government budget; (3) provided total of 5,848 students (72% girls) with services through the adolescent health posts; (4) provided 1,109 midwives with personal protective equipment to protect themselves and women and babies safe during the COVID-19 pandemic; (5) helped 41 Civil Society Organizations become part of a network of youth influencers and youth-led digital platforms that produce youth content related to sexual and reproductive health. This resulted in a combined audience of over 600,00 young people; (6) supported 481 midwives, from the five midwifery center of excellences, pass the national competency exams; (7) increased 292 midwives’ knowledge and skills on high quality midwifery practices. This included waste management skills and caring for people with disabilities; (8) strengthened the capacity of seven units of the government-led and coordinated mechanism for multi-sectoral initiatives to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through comprehensive high-quality services for survivors; (9) provided 2,400 women and girl survivors of violence, and those at risk, with kits are tailored towards the need of women and girls of reproductive age. The kits included hygiene and sanitary items, COVID-19 masks and Personal Protective Equipment, undergarments, flashlight, and a whistle; and (10) increased total of 50,208 beneficiaries’ (29,534 women; 9,316 men; and 11,358 women and men community members) knowledge and skills on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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