Project profile — Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Philippines - Response to COVID-19


Inter Pares (CA-CRA_ACR-2118971100)
2020-11-09 - 2022-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Philippines (100.00%)


• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (60.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The project aims to lessen the damages caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on poor and marginalized women and girls in Manila and surrounding areas. Aligned with the Government of the Philippines’ pandemic response, the project works to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls by improving the delivery of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, and the response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Project activities include: (1) improving access to comprehensive SRHR services for women and girls by providing family planning, ante-natal and post-natal services, screening for sexually transmitted infections, SGBV detection and counselling, and cervical cancer screening and treatment; (2) organizing capacity building for local women’s rights organizations (WROs), and better coordination of WROs, civil society organizations, community mobilizers (CMs) and community health providers (CHPs) who work to lead community outreach and education activities; (3) providing training to clinic staff, CMs and CHPs to better detect SGBV, offering counselling and providing referrals in-person, online or through a telehealth system; (4) disseminating COVID-19 information and resources by CMs and CHPs; and (5) engaging clinic staff with community leaders and government stakeholders to better coordinate information sharing and SRHR, SGBV and COVID-19 responses. The project expects to benefit 60,460 community members, including 54,353 women and girls, in Metro Manila and surrounding areas particularly affected by the pandemic.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved delivery of SRHR services to women and girls in Metro Manila and surrounding areas effected by the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) improved response to SGBV in Metro Manila and surrounding area effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project December 2022: (1) prevented 34,267 unintended pregnancies; (2) trained Community Mobilizers and clinicians responded to 265 cases of sexual and gender-based violence; (3) provided 58,675 beneficiaries with sexual and reproductive health rights sexual and reproductive health rights messages and information declared having positive attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health and rights; (4) provided 46,157 beneficiaries with SRHR messages and information demonstrated positive attitudes towards ending sexual and gender-based violence; and (5) provided 69,063 beneficiaries with information and messages on the virus and human rights agreed on the key role of health rights within Covid-19 measures.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
17-06-2022 Disbursement $40,000
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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