Project profile — Girls Reproductive Health, Rights and Empowerment Accelerated in Tanzania


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2019-03-30 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (15.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (35.00%)
Family planning (13030) (30.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project works to empower and to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and well-being of vulnerable Tanzanian adolescent girls through a multifaceted and comprehensive approach and by working with adolescent boys and girls, parents, communities and governments. Project activities include: (1) scaling-up the supply (provision of and access to services) and demand (request for and use of services) for a full range of SRHR and nutrition services and information for adolescent girls; (2) establishing a platform for adolescent girls to share views on, and gain knowledge of, their SRHR, nutrition and empowerment issues, and leverage this platform for SRHR advocacy; (3) building evidence for enhanced government programming, policy, advocacy and accountability in adolescent girls' SRHR and nutrition issues and gaps, and propose innovative solutions; (4) training approximately 1,162 healthcare workers in 581 health facilities, and 3,350 community health workers; (5) raising the awareness of over 227,500 adolescent girls and 200,000 adolescent boys on their SRHR and on nutrition issues through community and school interventions and activities, as well as providing leadership training; (6) reaching approximately 850,000 adolescent girls and boys through youth-targeted radio programs and media interventions; and (7) raising the awareness of approximately 200,000 adolescent boys and 30,000 parents on harmful norms, gender roles and social attitudes that are barriers to the well-being and empowerment of adolescent girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved provision of, and adolescent girls' use of, gender-responsive adolescent-friendly SRHR and nutrition services; and (2) strengthened evidence base for more effective adolescent SRHR planning and implementation.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2022) include: (1) supported 289 health care workers (65% women) in health facilities in mainland and Zanzibar, 982 community health workers (68% women) in mainland and 1,848 community health volunteers (83% women) in Zanzibar and 458 teachers (46% women) in mainland to address the specific needs of adolescent girls and boys; (2) provided 298,669 adolescents and young people (59% women, 41% men) provided with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and nutrition information and services; (3) equipped 80,102 adolescents (55% women, 45% men) with knowledge and skills on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV and nutrition in schools and communities in Mbeya, Songwe and Zanzibar; (4) trained 982 community health workers in Mbeya and Songwe and community health volunteers in Zanzibar (68% females, 32% males); (5) reached 299,452 adolescents (52% young women, 48% young men) were reached with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and nutrition information and services; (6) trained 1,084 community health volunteers (55% women, 45% men) provided 288,730 adolescents (52% women, 48% men) with various Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and nutrition services (205,238 adolescents from Mbeya region and 83,492 from Songwe region). The key types of services used included Sexual and Reproductive Health services, used by 53% of adolescents. Nutrition services: 32% and gender-based violence services: 14% of adolescents; (7) reached 288,177 adolescents (59% young women, 41% young men) through integrated Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health education and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination by health workers in schools in Mbeya and Songwe regions. Out of these adolescents, 140,291 (57% young women, 43% young men) were from Mbeya and 147,886 (60% girls, 40% boys) were from Songwe; (8) supported 2,253 survivors of sexual abuse (91% women, 9% men). Of these, 1,460 adolescents (85% young women, 15% women) were reported in Zanzibar; and (9) reached 12,468 parents and caregivers (76% women) and 13,058 religious and traditional leaders and community members (56% women) through key messages on preventing harmful socio-cultural norms that perpetuate gender-based violence among adolescent girls.

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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