Project profile — Adolescent Girls' Health and Rights in Tanzania


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2022-03-08 - 2029-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (18.00%)
Family planning (13030) (12.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
Population statistics and data (13096) (5.00%)
• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (8.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (12.00%)

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


This project seeks to support the realization of the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) 10-24 years old in Katavi region. The Adolescent Girls’ Health and Rights in Tanzania project aims to ensure this support is tailored to the different needs of these AGYW. Project activities include: (1) building AGYW’s individual and collective agency by increasing their access to SRHR, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention, menstrual health and hygiene, infection prevention and control, and nutrition information and services; (2) empowering AGYW through increased social capital, life skills, capacities and financial capital; (3) prioritizing the participation of marginalized girls’, including out-of-school girls, pregnant girls, adolescent mothers, adolescents living with HIV, disabled girls and hard to reach, disadvantaged girls belonging to nomadic groups, in project activities; (4) building a more resilient, accountable and adolescent-responsive health system able to absorb shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic; (5) supporting stakeholders, particularly women’s rights organizations and youth-led organizations; (6) improving the quality of care through gender-transformative training and technical assistance for health providers to strengthen the provision of gender- and adolescent-responsive and inclusive, integrated and innovative SRHR services and SGBV protection services; and (7) providing support for AGYW by enhancing community, school, health facility and governmental capacity, infrastructure, planning and management. The project expects to directly reach 147,615 AGYW (roughly 80% of the region’s projected girls aged 10-24 years, including 60,121 girls 10-14 years of age, 56,076 adolescents 15-19 years of age and 31,418 young women 20-24 years of age), 1,592 women and 1,665 men intermediaries beneficiaries (including community health care workers, youth peer educators, teachers, local government employees, heads of school and youth, gender, education and change facilitators) and 289,397 girls and women and 424,978 boys and men as indirect beneficiaries. In addition, the project seeks to improve the capacity and conditions in Katavi region’s five hospitals, 14 health centres and 64 village-level clinics. All health facilities will receive training for staff and 40 health facilities will benefit from additional supplies and upgrades.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased individual and collective agency of adolescent girls and young women in all their diversity to exercise their right to equitable use of gender- and adolescent-responsive and inclusive SRHR services; (2) strengthened health systems for improved provision of gender- and adolescent-responsive, inclusive, integrated and innovative SRHR services and SGBV protection services for adolescent girls and young women; and (3) improved responsiveness of institutional stakeholders for evidence-based, integrated and accountable legal frameworks, policies and services related to gender equality, adolescent SRHR and SGBV protection.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,000,000
Planned disbursement $3,069,445
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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