Project profile — ACT WOMEN: Empowering Women and Adolescent Girls in Tchologo Communities


Action Against Hunger (CA-CRA_ACR-3833634678)
2021-05-12 - 2026-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Côte d'Ivoire (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (25.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (5.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (35.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (35.00%)

Policy marker 

• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)


This project aims to empower women and adolescent girls and improve their sexual and reproductive health, as well as maternal and infant health, in the Tchologo region of Côte d’Ivoire. Project’s activities include: (1) conducting analyses on gender roles within the community and identifying socio-cultural barriers to access to services and risk factors; (2) raising awareness among communities, mothers, husbands and adolescents to improve behaviours related to sexual and reproductive health, maternal and infant health, nutrition, and outbreak prevention; (3) supporting members of women’s and adolescent girls’ associations in establishing healthy and sustainable association management mechanisms; (4) training and raising awareness among community leaders and officials on inclusive governance so that women and adolescent girls can participate in local decision making; and (5) training women’s and adolescent girls’ associations on the use of referral services and mechanisms for survivors of gender based violence. This project is intended to directly benefit more than 192,000 people (more than 62% of whom are women and adolescent girls) and, indirectly, the entire population of the 15 targeted health zones in the Tchologo region, or more than 328,000 people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) women and girls have more influence over the availability and quality of services related to sexual and reproductive health, maternal and infant health, nutrition, psychosocial support, prevention, and outbreak response; (2) women, girls and their representative organizations are more involved in social accountability and decision making mechanisms; and (3) women and girls are more empowered to exercise their rights in relation to equality, sexual and reproductive health, and the elimination of gender based violence.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) advocacy and training activities helped 86 women join 15 management committees of the health centers supported by the project, doubling the proportion of women on management committees from 15% to 30%; (2) 12 of the 30 women's and teenagers' associations supported by the project have obtained legal recognition, contributing to greater participation and representation on decision-making bodies; and (3) three legal clinics have been set up in the social centers of Ferkessédougou, Kong and Diawala, contributing to the increased autonomy of women in vulnerable situations in the exercise of their sexual and reproductive health rights (103 women aged 25-49 and 39 teenage girls aged 15-24 have consulted).

Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $1,138,539
Transaction Date Type Value
10-07-2024 Disbursement $300,000
10-07-2024 Disbursement $838,539
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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