PODER (Opportunities, Rights, Equity and Respect for Women and Adolescent Girls)

Reporting Organization:CAUSE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,911,848
Timeframe: October 30, 2019 - May 31, 2024
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CAUSE Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Guatemala - $ 1,338,293.60 (70.00%)

Honduras - $ 573,554.40 (30.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (8 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (8 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (84 %)

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The project aims to reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), reduce adolescent pregnancies, and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls and young women in Indigenous rural communities in western Guatemala and Honduras. The project focuses on supporting the poorest and most vulnerable women and girls. In Guatemala, girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are giving birth in astonishingly high numbers. In Honduras, domestic violence remains the leading reported crime, yet the number of unreported cases is much higher. Both Guatemala and Honduras have extremely high rates of violence that destabilizes the social and economic systems. Project activities include: (1) providing workshops on entrepreneurship, business skills, financial literacy and vocational skills to adolescent girls and young women; (2) providing support to SGBV survivors, including adolescent-specific post-violence care services, and counselling and resources to access safe houses; (3) providing training on gender equality, SGBV detection, and advocacy on both SRHR and the reduction of SGBV to community leaders, youth councils, women’s health committees and community health committees; and (4) adolescent-specific SRHR services for adolescent boys and girls.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Adult women
Descriptors: Indigenous peoples Rural
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced incidence of sexual and gender-based violence among adolescent girls and young women; and (2) reduced pregnancies among adolescent girls.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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