Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent Girls


Reporting Organization:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 15,000,000
Timeframe: March 2, 2018 - December 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles


Reporting Organization


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Participating Organizations


  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada (100.00%)
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Location


Country - Total Budget Allocation


Ghana - $ 15,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus


Health - Total Budget Allocation


Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (19.09 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (17.98 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation


Law, Governance & Public Policy (62.93 %)

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Description


The project aims to empower adolescent girls in Ghana through the provision of comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services. Knowledge of rights, access to reproductive health services and use of family planning methods remain extremely low among adolescents in Ghana. Teachers are not trained or provided with the material required to properly engage with adolescents on sexuality education. Furthermore, there is also limited access to gender-sensitive and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Project activities include: (1) training teachers to deliver standardized, gender-sensitive and youth-friendly comprehensive sexuality education; (2) creating new, and strengthen existing, adolescent health clubs; (3) delivering comprehensive sexuality education to adolescent girls; (4) training frontline health care workers in the provision of youth-friendly and gender-sensitive services; (5) increasing the number of health facilities providing quality adolescent friendly health services; (6) raising awareness of adolescent girls to increase the demand for family planning; and (7) strengthening procurement, supply and logistics management system for last mile distribution of contraceptives to young people; and (8) engaging in social and behaviour change communication to raise awareness on gender equality and create an enabling environment for adolescent girls to defend, promote and exercise their sexual and reproductive rights

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Target Population


Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Outputs


Unspecified

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Results & Indicators


Expected Results


The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access of adolescent girls to comprehensive sexuality education; (2) improved access of adolescent girls to youth-friendly and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services; and (3) increased capacities for adolescent girls to defend and promote their sexual and reproductive rights. The expected ultimate outcome is for adolescent girls in Ghana, including the most-vulnerable, to be empowered through the provision of, and access to, gender-responsive comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and contraception.

Achieved Results


Unspecified

Indicators


  • None Selected
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