Project profile — Power, Opportunities, Rights, Equity and Respect for Women and Adolescent Girls

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Overview

Overview

Power, Opportunities, Rights, Equity and Respect for Women and Adolescent Girls - Overview
CA-3-P005923001
$1,911,848
CAUSE Canada (Christian Aid for Under-Assisted Societies Everywhere) (CA-CRA_ACR-3118841428)
2019-10-30 - 2024-05-31
Operational
Country / region • Honduras (30.00%)
• Guatemala (70.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (84.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (8.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (8.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

The project aims to reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), reduce adolescent pregnancies, and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls and young women in Indigenous rural communities in western Guatemala and Honduras. The project focuses on supporting the poorest and most vulnerable women and girls. In Guatemala, girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are giving birth in astonishingly high numbers. In Honduras, domestic violence remains the leading reported crime, yet the number of unreported cases is much higher. Both Guatemala and Honduras have extremely high rates of violence that destabilizes the social and economic systems. Project activities include: (1) providing workshops on entrepreneurship, business skills, financial literacy and vocational skills to adolescent girls and young women; (2) providing support to SGBV survivors, including adolescent-specific post-violence care services, and counselling and resources to access safe houses; (3) providing training on gender equality, SGBV detection, and advocacy on both SRHR and the reduction of SGBV to community leaders, youth councils, women's health committees and community health committees; and (4) adolescent-specific SRHR services for adolescent boys and girls.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced incidence of sexual and gender-based violence among adolescent girls and young women; and (2) reduced pregnancies among adolescent girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) provided vocational training to 2,549 people, including 2,302 out-of-school adolescent girls and young women. This contributed to their economic empowerment; (2) raised awareness of 5,680 teachers, parents, community leaders, members of Women’s Health Committees and violence interrupters. Violence interrupters are elected in that role and their mandate is to monitor instances of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in their community; (3) provided 556 workshops on detecting and preventing SGBV to help provide improved support to survivors and to increase advocating for SGBV eradication; (4) established 39 Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs and 83 Youth Councils which provided safe spaces to more than 2,400 adolescent girls and boys. They also helped increase awareness of their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); (5) provided training in adolescent-specific SRHR services to Community Health Facilitators, Midwives and members of Women’s Health Committees; and (6) provided SRHR services to 5,529 people, including 3,283 adolescent girls and young women. These services included HIV and STI counselling, testing, care, support and treatment. They also include pregnancy testing pre and post-test counselling and support, maternity care, etc.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $493,296
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
08-04-2022 Disbursement $120,178
26-08-2022 Disbursement $103,835
17-06-2022 Disbursement $105,140
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Power, Opportunities, Rights, Equity and Respect for Women and Adolescent Girls - Related information
Related links
Partner website — CAUSE Canada (Christian Aid for Under-Assisted Societies Everywhere)
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Partnerships for Devlpmnt Innovation
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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