Project profile — Stand Up for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights


Oxfam Canada (22501)
2021-10-12 - 2027-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Mozambique (50.00%)
• Uganda (50.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (35.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (14.00%)
Family planning (13030) (32.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (14.00%)
• 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 (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 (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve access to high quality and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women, between the ages of 15 and 24, in Mozambique and Uganda. Projects activities include: (1) recruiting and training peer educators and facilitators to raise awareness of topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) amongst beneficiaries in the targeted communities; (2) holding training sessions for adolescent girls and women, and engaging with men, boys and community-leaders to raise awareness of SRHR and address discriminatory social norms; (3) delivering training to health care providers and providing local health care facilities with the appropriate equipment to deliver gender-responsive and youth-friendly SRH services, including access to contraceptives, safe abortion (where legal), post-abortion care, and secondary prevention services for gender-based violence; and (4) organizing advocacy campaigns alongside local women’s and girls’ rights organizations to push for better and more accessible SRH services, and the adoption of rights- and evidence-based policies in both Uganda and Mozambique. The project seeks to benefit nearly 500,000 people, 95% of whom are adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 24. Oxfam Canada is implementing this project in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Guttmacher Institute, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and various Women’s Rights Organizations and Youth-led Organizations across Uganda and Mozambique.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,963,046
Planned disbursement $1,202,344
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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