Improving Health and Protection Outcomes of Women and Girls During COVID-19

Reporting Organization:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,200,000
Timeframe: February 8, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Philippines (the) - $ 1,200,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (15.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (15.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (70.00 %)

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This project aims to increase the health and protection of women and girls during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, by addressing their heightened vulnerabilities to maternal mortality, unplanned pregnancies, and online sexual exploitation and abuse. This project has two components: Component one works to support local governments in continuing the provision of sexual and reproductive health services, as well as mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), in communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project activities include: (1) providing COVID-19 protection information, family planning counselling and services, through mobile and online platforms; (2) providing technical assistance and support in the roll out of cash assistance program for maternal health services; and (3) providing training to midwives and other healthcare workers on MHPSS services. Component two focuses on building the capacity of government and civil society organizations to prevent and respond to online facilitated sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Project activities include: (1) creating a database and profiling system for early detection and reporting of cases; (2) organizing an online support group to provide survivors with access to legal, health, and psychosocial support services; and (3) engaging youth organizations in developing solutions that tackles online sexual exploitation and abuse. The project expects to provide 5,000 pregnant women with cash assistance to access institution-based health services, and 4,100 people (of which 97% are women) with contraceptives. The project expects that 300,000 individuals receive COVID-19 protection information and family planning counselling. The project also expects to provide 200 healthcare workers with training on MHPSS, and at least 1,000 survivors with SGBV support services.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of quality, comprehensive and gender-responsive sexual and reproductive health and rights services, information and commodities, particularly by marginalized women and girls belonging to COVID-19 affected communities in the CALABARZON region of the Philippines; and (2) improved access of women and young people to prevention and response services relevant to evolving modes of SGBV under the COVID-19 context, including in CALABARZON.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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