Project profile — Increasing Access to Safe Abortion and Contraception in Central America and Africa


Ipas (21053)
2019-03-28 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Nicaragua (14.00%)
• Guatemala (14.00%)
• Nigeria (10.00%)
• El Salvador (14.00%)
• Honduras (14.00%)
• Zambia (10.00%)
• Africa, regional (8.00%)
• America, regional (8.00%)
• Asia, regional (8.00%)


• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (85.00%)
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)
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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant 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)


This project aims to improve comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and adolescent girls in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Nigeria and Zambia. The project also seeks to strengthen social and political support for, and improve access to, high quality, safe and legal abortion and contraceptive services for women and adolescent girls. Project activities include: (1) providing training and support for journalists to promote balanced media coverage and reporting on SRHR; (2) providing training for law enforcement agents to increase their understanding and promote attitude transformation regarding SRHR, unsafe abortion and abortion laws; (3) partnering with civil society to conduct community-based trainings on SRHR with key groups including faith leaders, women's groups, and youth groups; and (4) providing support and supplies to health facilities to increase the availability of comprehensive safe and legal abortion and contraceptive services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved enabling environment for women and adolescent girls to uphold their sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly in regard to safe and legal abortion, contraception, and care for survivors of sexual violence; and (2) enhanced access to high quality legal abortion and contraceptive services that respond to gender-specific constraints on rights.

Results achieved 


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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