Project profile — Strengthening SRHR and Services for Migrants from Venezuela and Host Communities


IOM – International Organization for Migration (47066)
2020-03-20 - 2021-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Colombia (70.00%)
• Ecuador (30.00%)


• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (10.00%)
Family planning (13030) (30.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (60.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to contribute to the guarantee of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for migrants and refugees from Venezuela and host communities in Colombia and Ecuador, with a gender sensitive approach. Project activities include: (1) improving knowledge and agency of women and girls, migrants and refugees to exercise their SRHR; (2) empowering national/local authorities and civil society organizations in the promotion of comprehensive gender responsive SRHR services; (3) strengthening coordination mechanisms for comprehensive gender responsive SRHR rights and response to women and girls and migrants from Venezuela and host communities; and (4) increasing capacity and assistance on gender-based violence prevention and gender sensitive responses from national/local authorities and services providers.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased capacity for women and girls from communities and institutions to promote and exercise their voice and agency related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); (2) increased access to comprehensive gender response SRHR services for women and girls; and (3) improved access to healthcare assistance and referrals for women and girls from host communities and Venezuelan migrants who are survivors of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) provided comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services to 5,300 migrants, refugees and host community members (of which 4,430 women and 444 girls); (2) reached 20,299 beneficiaries (of which 11,325 women and 1,744 girls) through SRHR campaigns; and (3) delivered training and campaign information in health centres. The COVID-19 pandemic posed a big challenge for the project’s implementation. The International Organization for Migration started delivering the training and campaign information in these health centres because they were among the few places allowed to open. This led to further training and support for health centre staff to assist on SRHR. Results achieved in Colombia and Ecuador as of the end of the project (September 2021) include: (1) 63,442 women, girls and other beneficiaries participated in gender promotion activities on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR); (2) 11,384 beneficiaries reported having access to gender-sensitive SRHR assistance; and (3) 1,240 medical and non-medical service providers learned about the principles guiding gender-based violence (GBV), including support towards women and girls, survivors and referrals of GBV; and (4) the project contributed to 14,483 women, girls, migrants, refugees and host communities access to quality health services. These services, far exceeded the original target of 13,600, covering gender, 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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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