Project profile — Reproductive Health Education and Services for Adolescent Girls-Phase 3



Overview 

CA-3-P002913003
$1,500,000
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2020-12-09 - 2022-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ghana (100.00%)

Sector 

• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (10.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (60.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (10.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)

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

Description 

This project aims to scale up and expand programming in the 36 current and 20 new districts in Ghana.This project works to empower adolescent girls in Ghana, including those who are most vulnerable, through the provision of, and access to, gender-responsive comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and contraception. This project responds to the reality that many teachers are currently not trained or provided with the material required to engage with adolescents on sexuality education properly. This includes limited access to gender-sensitive and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the project also focuses on preventing and responding to rising sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and child abuse cases. Project activities include: (1) training teachers to deliver standardized, gender-sensitive and youth-friendly comprehensive sexuality education; (2) creating new, and strengthen existing, adolescent health clubs; (3) delivering comprehensive sexuality education to adolescent girls; (4) training frontline health care workers in the provision of youth-friendly and gender-sensitive services; (5) increasing the number of health facilities providing quality adolescent-friendly health services; (6) raising awareness of adolescent girls to increase the demand for family planning; (7) strengthening procurement, supply and logistics management systems for last-mile distribution of contraceptives to young people; (8) engaging in social and behaviour change communication to raise awareness on gender equality and create an enabling environment for adolescent girls to defend, promote and exercise their sexual and reproductive rights; and (9) improving access, quality and responsiveness of critical social services to respond to SGBV and child protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access of adolescent girls to comprehensive sexuality education; (2) improved access of adolescent girls to youth-friendly and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services; (3) increased capacities for adolescent girls to defend and promote their sexual and reproductive rights; and (4) strengthened provision of integrated services to respond to sexual and gender-based violence and child protection Issues within the COVID-19 context.

Results achieved 

N/A

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
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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