Project profile — HÈRÈ - Women's well-being in Mali



Overview 

CA-3-P008116001
$20,159,594
MARIE STOPES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
2021-03-22 - 2025-03-02
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)

Sector 

• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (60.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (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 (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project seeks to improve the well-being of women and girls in the Sikasso, Ségou and Mopti regions and the district of Bamako in Mali. Project activities include : 1) delivering better family planning services and post-abortion care to more than 200,000 women and adolescent girls; 2) raising awareness among more than 1,000,000 people through interactive radio programs or other kinds of campaigns on sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence; 3) providing 465 community members, 120 female members of women’s groups, and at least 200 community health centre care providers and mobile midwives with training on sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence; 4) training 16 district-level trainer-supervisors so as to ensure the sustainability and good governance of the health system; 5) holding sessions to lobby 150 key decision makers and policy leaders on sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence issues at the national and regional levels; and 6) building the capacity of 20 media representatives to ensure awareness of and proper communication on the issues of gender inequality.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include : (1) there are fewer socio cultural barriers that foster gender based violence and limit the use of sexual and reproductive health services by women and girls in the targeted regions; (2) the range and quality of sexual and reproductive health services and the response to gender based violence are improved, equitable and based on the rights of women, girls, men and boys in the targeted regions; and (3) the legislative and policy environment at the national and regional levels better promotes and protects women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 28,729 telephone calls from women survivors of gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health received by the Marie Stopes Mali Contact Centre during the year to provide information and referral services; (2) 312 interactive radio programs, including radio theatre, developed on sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, broadcasted and evaluated in Mali; (3) Approximately one million women and men exposed to the messages of interactive radio programmes on sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence (potential audience in the coverage area); (4) 125 key members and community leaders trained on gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence; (5) 1,400 people took part in the community listening groups initiated by the project; (6) 170,858 customers received family planning and post-abortion care services; (7) 210 service providers attained level 1 counselling skills (sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence); (8) 96 women decision-makers improved their skills in sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence prevention at the community level; and (9) 271 national and regional decision-makers improved their skills in relation to gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $5,450,000
Planned disbursement $3,889,891
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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