|Reporting Organization:||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 4,800,000|
|Timeframe:||March 30, 2020 - August 30, 2026|
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
|Senegal - $ 4,800,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Law, Governance & Public Policy (60 %)|
|Gender Equality (40 %)|
This project works to engage young Senegalese leaders and stakeholders in research and policy dialogue to help improve adolescent girls’ access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services. The project aims to examine the link between gender-based violence (GBV) and broader gender inequalities, and address policy shortcomings related to adolescent girls’ health and rights. Project activities include: (1) researching the links that exist between adolescent girls’ vulnerability to GBV and SRHR; (2) translating findings into products and tools, and applying these findings to address negative gender norms and practices; (3) raising awareness and engagement of community organizations that work against the root causes of GBV; and (4) supporting the development of collaborative and transformative youth leadership skills for adolescent girls to overcome social barriers. The project expects to involve up to 400,000 adolescent girls and 100,000 adolescent boys between the ages of 10 and 16 in its research, dissemination of findings, and engagement activities. The project also works to provide training to over 100 young community leaders to mentor 2,000 adolescent girls to effectively exercise their sexual and reproductive and health rights.
|Gender and age:||Adolescent females Adolescent males|
|Total Direct Population:||502,100|
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The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to evidence-based, integrated and youth-friendly SRHR services for adolescent girls; and (2) strengthened leadership of adolescent girls to effectively exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights.