FOUNDATIONS: Strengthening Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health

Reporting Organization:Save the Children Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 45,000,000
Timeframe: July 27, 2021 - June 30, 2027
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Djo Matangwa, Senior Health & Nutrition Advisor
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Save the Children Canada

Participating Organizations

  • Academia and Research

    • SickKids Centre for Global Child Health
  • NGOs

    • EquiPop - Equilibres et Populations
    • International Rescue Committee
    • Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada (100%)
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 14,265,000.00 (31.70%)

Niger (the) - $ 14,242,500.00 (31.65%)

Sierra Leone - $ 14,242,500.00 (31.65%)

Countries, unspecified - $ 2,250,000.00 (5.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (46.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (5.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (5.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (23.00 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (21.00 %)

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This project aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly adolescent girls and women, in Mali, Niger, and Sierra Leone. The project’s activities include: (1) raising awareness among adolescent girls and women around sexual and reproductive health and rights through community education campaigns; (2) training community-based health care providers and health facility staff about providing gender-responsive, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and care; (3) educating men and adolescent boys, community leaders, government officials and other people in positions of power on gender-based discrimination, models of positive masculinity, and prevention of domestic and sexual and gender-based violence (among other topics); and ((4) helping girls’ and women’s rights and advocacy groups demand better and more inclusive and accessible sexual and reproductive health and rights policy from their governments. The project benefits over 450,000 people, the majority adolescent girls and women. Save the Children Canada is implementing this project in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), EquiPop (Equilibres et Populations), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and SickKids.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: 450,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Increased decision making by in-school & out-of-school adolescent girls on their SRHR & the use of SRH services; (2) Improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive, adolescent-friendly & accountable SRH services by health care providers for diverse groups of women & adolescent girls; and (3) Improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, particularly women & girls’ rights organizations & government decision-makers, to advocate for evidence-based, accountable & equitable SRH policies, legal frameworks & services.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Sub Projects

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