Project profile — Enhancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women and Adolescents in Ethiopia


CPAR - Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CA-CRA_ACR-3118835230)
2019-10-29 - 2024-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (51.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (38.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (11.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant 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 (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 address the unmet sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs faced by women and youth between the ages of 13 and 24 in the regions of Amhara and Oromia in Ethiopia. These targeted communities have high levels of child marriage, early pregnancy, and related maternal health complications due to the particularly low sexual and reproductive health coverage, and prevalence of gender discriminatory cultural norms. Project activities include: (1) providing SRHR training to health staff; (2) providing medical equipment to health centres; (3) mapping of areas where SRHR services are needed but not yet provided, and areas where services are currently provided; and (4) providing SRHR advocacy activities for adolescents, their parents, religious leaders and local authorities. The project also aims to integrate SRHR considerations in district-level budget planning, strengthen local women’s organisations, and work with local authorities to align with local priorities outlined in Ethiopia’s Adolescent and Youth Health Strategy (2016-2020) and the Ethiopian Health Transformation Plan (2015-2020). This project expects to contribute directly to the improved SRHR of 270,000 adolescent girls and boys, and indirectly affect up to 2,995,000 community members (including women, men, community leaders and health workers).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) utilizing gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health services; (2) providing gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health services; and (3) reducing sexual and gender-based violence including child, early and forced marriage, and unequal gender norms.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) increased family planning visits by women and adolescent girls at targeted health facilities to 280,311, up from 133,784 in 2020; (2) increased health facilities in Amhara and Oromia regions providing essential sexual and reproductive health services in project communities from 26 in 2020 to 56; (3) increased health personnel delivering essential sexual and reproductive health services in targeted communities to 288 (130 women; 158 men), an increase of 252 since 2020; (4) trained 557 teachers and school administrators (235 women; 322 men) to deliver gender-sensitive and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health messages in school settings; and (5) trained 100 health workers (37 women; 63 men), including midwives, nurses and health officers to identify, diagnose and refer cases of obstetric fistula.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $186,737
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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