Project profile — Uniting Towards Gender Equality for the Total Health and Rights of Women and Girls


ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3132056813)
2021-09-17 - 2027-08-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Philippines (17.39%)
• Cambodia (27.05%)
• Uganda (22.29%)
• Kenya (33.27%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (0.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (18.15%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (32.51%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (23.38%)
Family planning (13030) (22.76%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (0.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (3.20%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (0.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable children, adolescent girls, and women in Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Uganda. Project activities include: (1) providing training on sexual and reproductive health and rights, water, sanitation and hygiene, climate resilience, and life skills to adolescent girls, young women, boys and young men; (2) providing training and support to health care staff, community health volunteers and other duty-bearers on women centered, safe, inclusive care and counselling; (3) training health care providers to provide comprehensive, gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services; (4) providing training on nutrition for caregivers of children under the age of five years old, pregnant and lactating mothers and their partners through kitchen gardening; and (5) equipping health centres to provide SRH care, from family planning consultations to supporting victims of sexual and gender-based violence in all four countries. The project expects to directly benefit over 120,000 girls, women, boys and men across all project countries. This project works in partnership with its Canadian partners Salanga and Sick Kids, and through its implementing partners ADRA Cambodia, Kenya, Philippines and Uganda.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable use of inclusive, respectful and quality health services by the most vulnerable adolescent girls’, women’s and children’s (under the age of five years old) rights holders living in Indigenous, remote or resettlement settings of target areas; (2) improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive and environment-sensitive health and nutrition services by duty-bearers and responsibility-holders for the most vulnerable adolescent girls, women and children under the age of 5 years old in target areas; and (3) increased community-led, evidence-based multi-sectoral actions in reducing structural barriers preventing realization of health-related rights by the most vulnerable adolescent girls, women and children under the age of 5 years old in target areas.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) trained 7,098 adolescent girls, young women, boys and young men on life skills, negotiation, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), sexual and reproductive health and rights , and climate resilience; (2) offered training to 1,196 teachers and educators on gender transformative comprehensive sexuality education; (3) trained 3,209 caregivers, pregnant and lactating women, and their partners on gender-responsive, environment and climate-sensitive nutrition and kitchen gardening; (4) trained 807 community health care providers on women-centred, safe, inclusive care and counselling on health, sexual and reproductive health and rights and SGBV responses; (5) 51 community groups in Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda and the Philippines completed group action plans to address SGBV, unintended pregnancies, or sex work in an inclusive process; and (6) 549 community leaders, authorities and stakeholders participated in health and rights-focused mobilization efforts to support community groups addressing unintended pregnancies and SGBV in Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda and the Philippines.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $4,588,626
Planned disbursement $6,295,304
Transaction Date Type Value
15-04-2024 Disbursement $2,989,664
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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