Project profile — Power to Choose



Overview 

CA-3-P008434001
$10,123,387
Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2021-03-26 - 2028-03-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Lebanon (8.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (30.00%)
• West Bank Gaza (8.00%)
• Jordan (7.00%)
• Ghana (31.00%)
• Honduras (8.00%)
• Bolivia (8.00%)

Sector 

• Health, General: Medical services (12191) (5.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (25.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
Family planning (13030) (15.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (15.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (5.00%)

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)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for vulnerable and marginalized adolescent girls and young women in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Honduras, Jordan, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territory. Project activities include: (1) educating and working with adolescent girls and young women on topics related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); (2) educating and working with adolescent boys and young men on issues such as gender equality, SRHR, and cultural practices related to masculinity, gender, and sexuality; (3) training health care workers to provide inclusive and accessible sexual and reproductive health services and practices, particularly to adolescent girls and young women; (4) providing better equipment to health facilities across the project countries, in order to improve their capacity to offer comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services; and (5) working with civil society organizations and rights’ groups to advocate for better SRHR related policy. The project works to benefit over 90,000 adolescent girls and young women across the project countries. This project works in partnership with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada(SOGC), and RNW Media, as well as numerous local women’s rights groups and youth organizations across the project countries.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable use of sexual and reproductive health services by young women and adolescent girls; (2) improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive and accountable sexual and reproductive health services by health care providers for diverse groups of young women and adolescent girls; and (3) improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, led by women and girls’ rights organizations, to advocate for evidence-based health care policies, accountable legal framework, equitable and inclusive services.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of June 2023 include: (1) trained 294 people through the Power to Choose program across the seven countries of implementation, surpassing this year’s target of 159; (2) 56 women and youth organizations or movements (four in Bolivia, six in Ghana, six in Honduras, 20 in the Caribbean and Latin America, and 20 in the Middle East and North Africa) participated in the program; (3) reached 2,585 community leaders, religious leaders and parents, surpassing the target of 623; and (4) supported 40 health facilities (three in Bolivia, 14 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one in Jordan, two in Lebanon and 20 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory) with capacity strengthening, training, mentoring, equipment, supplies and material or refurbishment, almost meetings the target of 41.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $7,922,974
Planned disbursement $0
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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