Project profile — Health, Empowerment and Rights for Vulnerable Populations in Myanmar


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2018-11-14 - 2024-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (45.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
Family planning (13030) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (25.00%)

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)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project, also known as the Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) project, addresses systemic barriers to the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and to ending sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among vulnerable and marginalized populations in Myanmar, such as women, children, youth as well as ethnic and religious minorities. Project activities include: (1) supporting government capacity in ending SGBV, especially through informed policies, legislation and standard operating procedures; (2) empowering women, girls, boys and young people through local and national SRHR education, networking and access to information; and (3) increasing access to SRHR and SGBV services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced protection and response to sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar for women, young people, girls and boys; (2) enhanced protection and promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, young people, girls and boys in Myanmar by state and non-state actors; and (3) enhanced, equitable access in Myanmar to quality sexual and reproductive health services that are gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2023 include: (1) 122,510 children (62,318 girls and 60,190 boys) received psychosocial support, 2,365 children (973 girls and 1,382 boys) received case management services. Also,25,300 children, adolescents, and women (7,161 girls, 6,605 boys and 11,534 women) benefited from violence-prevention for adolescent programs, including prevention of gender-based violence (GBV); (2) 22,001 adolescents and youth participated in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) awareness sessions; (3) 28,109 adolescents and youth accessed the adolescent and youth SRHR and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services through static and mobile clinics, online platforms and referral mechanisms; (4) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and implementing partners successfully commemorated International Youth Day (IYD) in August 2022, with more than 100 local ethnic young people, through virtual and in-person events in different project locations to enhance the knowledge of SRHR, gender-based violence, and mental health and psychosocial support; and (5) conducted promotional activities following the launch of the Baykin 2.0 mobile application, in June 2022, an innovative app that improves access to accurate information about topics such as SRHR, gender-based violence, safety from sexual abuse and exploitation, human rights, and self-defence.

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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