Improving citizen participation in SRHR in Léogâne and Gressier

Reporting Organization:Mission Inclusion
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,333,896
Timeframe: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2025
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Dr. Santia Chancy
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Mission Inclusion

Participating Organizations

  • NGOs

    • l’Institut Haïtien de Santé Communautaire
    • Éduconnexion

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 4,333,896.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (40.00 %)

Health Promotion & Education (30.00 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (30.00 %)

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This project aims to improve the exercising of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) by 68,470 Haitian direct beneficiaries (20,153 women / 14,424 girls / 19,754 men / 14,139 boys) and 116,724 Haitian indirect beneficiaries (23,736 women, 35,210 girls, 34,512 boys and 23,266 men). Among the direct beneficiaries targeted per age group are 9,121 girls and 8,940 boys aged 7 to 14, 5,304 adolescent girls and 5,198 adolescent boys aged 15 to 19, as well as 20,153 adult women and 19,754 adult men aged 20 to 45, in the communes of Léogâne and Gressier, West Department of Haiti. Implemented by Mission inclusion, Social Justice Connection (SJC), and the Haitian Institute of Community Health (INHSAC), the project will work on two fronts: the first aiming to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the actions of the communities and civil society in Léogâne and Gressier, especially women and adolescent girls, young people, and women’s groups, in asserting their sexual and reproductive health rights (rights holders); and second, supporting that same civil society in initiating a dialogue about SRHR with the political leaders, the decision-makers and managers of the health care institutions of the two communes and the communal health coordination authority, the UCS (Communal Health Unit), as well as strengthening the accountability of those same institutions (debtors) to their community. The project will use an innovative, proven methodology, TRANS21, to improve, strengthen and enhance citizen participation in the SRHR sector in an endogenous and participatory way. This project will also help support Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) in the implementation of the 2019-2023 National Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Plan, the 2020-2030 National Community Health Strategic Plan and, more generally, the new 2021-2031 Master Plan for Health, particularly with regard to Direction 5: Establish regular health-related accountability mechanisms.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 68,470
Total Indirect Population: 116,724
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The project’s ultimate outcome (1000) – populations exercising the right to health, especially sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and adolescent girls, is improved. This outcome is based on two intermediate outcomes.

Intermediate outcome 1100: Increased effectiveness of the civil society organizations and Haitian citizens of Léogâne and Gressier in asserting their SRHR rights, particularly organizations that defend the rights of women and adolescent girls,. The current situation in Léogâne and Gressier, and in Haiti in general, shows that Haitians, especially women and adolescent girls and civil society organizations, do not fully assert their reproductive and sexual rights in their civic engagement because of burdensome challenges and obstacles at the organizational, societal, economic, institutional, and political levels. This context limits their access to information about their reproductive and sexual health rights and to education and health services, preventing them from making informed decisions, protecting their health, claiming their rights, and mobilizing for that purpose. The rights-based (versus needs-based) approach to endogenous development proposed by this project is relevant in several ways: it enables SRHR initiatives to be based on the express desire of civil society and the Haitian state to move in that direction. At a basic level, it enables the various social intervention perspectives to be harmonized under a single legitimacy. The effectiveness of civil society organizations and citizens in asserting their health rights and SRHR (1100) depends on various conditions for success.

Intermediate outcome 1200: Improved accountability of Haitian health establishments in Léogâne and Gressier, especially SRHR, for women and adolescent girls. This second intermediate outcome, on accountability, does not just involve reporting on an ad hoc basis but instead encourages an ongoing exchange, an active dialogue with the public. It is also necessary to ensure that a standard, policy, program or project affectting the life of a group doesn’t just have them factored in but incorporates them at all stages, from development to implementation. Three detailed premises for each immediate outcome are behind the intermediate outcome regarding accountability of the authorities (1200). In short, it involves working on the authorities’ ability to act, willingness to act, and power to act.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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