|Reporting Organization:||Oxfam Canada|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 20,459,204|
|Timeframe:||March 7, 2019 - November 30, 2023|
|Zambia - $ 4,501,024.88 (22.00%)|
|Ethiopia - $ 4,296,432.84 (21.00%)|
|Malawi - $ 4,296,432.84 (21.00%)|
|Mozambique - $ 4,296,432.84 (21.00%)|
|Canada - $ 3,068,880.60 (15.00%)|
|Sexual Health & Rights (86.90 %)|
|Sexual & Gender-based Violence (8.60 %)|
|Economic Development & Empowerment (4.30 %)|
Her Future, Her Choice: Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (“Her Future, Her Choice” or “HFHC”) is a response to gender inequality and women’s rights violations in four countries in East and Southern Africa. With an ultimate outcome of improved sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in targeted districts of Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, the project directly addresses barriers that hinder access to SRHR in program communities. These barriers include harmful social norms, traditional practices, and taboos about gender and sexuality; lack of access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services; and AGYW’s lack of meaningful decision-making power regarding their health and sexuality. In addressing these areas, HFHC will contribute to transforming gender inequality and discrimination, which are foundational to these barriers.
During its 4.75-year duration (March 2019 to November 2023), HFHC will reach approximately 240,000 direct beneficiaries in 10 districts in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, and an additional 1,400 direct beneficiaries through activities in Canada. Oxfam and its partners (Pathfinder International, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and nine women’s rights organizations (WROs) and youth-led organizations (YLOs) in the four countries) will seek to improve comprehensive SRHR for AGYW.
|Gender and age:||Unspecified|
|Total Direct Population:||242,125|
|Total Indirect Population:||1,102,994|
|69,449||Number of people participating in community sensitization or training activities, disaggregated by sex|
|70||Number of campaigns on SRHR conducted|
|156,241||Number of adolescent girls and young women linked to referral services, disaggregated by age|
|1,300||Number of teachers trained on comprehensive sexuality education|
|89||Number of Youth Friendly Spaces providing SRHR services|
|1,199||Number of health service providers participating in SRHR sensitization and/or training activities, disaggregated by profession|
|1,741||Number of community outreach initiatives conducted by health service facilities|
|80||Number of total health facilities with gender-sensitive or youth-friendly spaces|
During its 4.75-year duration (March 2019 to November 2023), HFHC will reach approximately 240,000 direct beneficiaries in 10 districts in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, and an additional 1,400 direct beneficiaries through activities in Canada. Oxfam and its partners (Pathfinder International, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and nine women’s rights organizations (WROs) and youth-led organizations (YLOs) in the four countries) will seek to improve comprehensive SRHR for AGYW through three pillars, each corresponding to one of HFHC’s expected intermediate outcomes:
Pillar 1: Engage AGYW and community members (women, men, boys, influencers) to understand and transform discriminatory social norms, enabling AGYW to exercise more meaningful decision-making power regarding their SRHR. This pillar seeks to promote the uptake or “demand” for SRH information and services by transforming negative social norms through awareness-raising and positive behaviour modeling, strengthening linkages and referrals for SRHR services, working with schools, and supporting the creation of community-based youth friendly spaces for SRHR peer dialogue and information sharing.
Ø Intermediate outcome: Strengthened agency of adolescent girls and young women in exercising their SRHR in targeted districts (1100)
Pillar 2: Strengthen knowledge and capacity of health providers and healthcare facilities to improve the provision of comprehensive SRH information and services. This pillar seeks to address the “supply” of comprehensive SRH information and services, including access to contraceptives, safe abortion (where legal), and post-abortion care and secondary prevention services for GBV. This will be achieved by training health facility service providers in delivering gender-responsive and youth-friendly services free from stigma and discrimination; strengthening health system management capacity, governance structures, and quality improvement practices; community outreach; and supporting supply-chain management of SRH commodities.
Ø Intermediate outcome: Improved quality of comprehensive SRH information and services for adolescent girls and young women (1200)
Pillar 3: Promote change in SRHR policy frameworks through strengthening the capacity of local and Canadian WROs and YLOs to influence change. This pillar will support partners in research, knowledge exchange, collaboration, and innovation on SRHR, and promote public engagement and mobilization on global and domestic SRHR issues.
Intermediate outcome: Improved effectiveness of WROs and YLOs to advocate for SRHR sub-nationally, nationally, and internationally (1300)