Power to Choose

Reporting Organization:Oxfam-Quebec
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 41,355,639
Timeframe: March 26, 2021 - June 30, 2028
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Nathalie Turcotte
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 10,338,909.75 (25.00%)

Ghana - $ 10,338,909.75 (25.00%)

Bolivia - $ 3,722,007.51 (9.00%)

Honduras - $ 3,722,007.51 (9.00%)

Jordan - $ 3,722,007.51 (9.00%)

Lebanon - $ 3,722,007.51 (9.00%)

Palestine - $ 3,722,007.51 (9.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (28.70 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (15.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (5.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (51.30 %)

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Building on Oxfam’s expertise in using a rights-based approach as well as working on shifting power relations and social norms, this initiative will address acute gaps in SRHR in 7 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (DRC and Ghana), in the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon, oPt) and in Latin America (Bolivia and Honduras).

At the heart of this initiative is the Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights approach (TLWR), guided by Oxfam’s Ten Principles to Changing Negative Attitudes, Norms and Behaviour. The TLWR and those guiding principles will help bring a positive shift for both women and men, on attitudes and behaviours, on women’s access to resources, on informal cultural norms and exclusion practises that strengthen inequalities in daily life (norms related to GBV, participation in decisions about health, sexual health and reproduction), and in formal institutions (laws, rules, procedures, media, religious, etc.) (Oxfam, 2017).

Oxfam will also apply feminist principles and practices to campaigning (including digital and public campaigns), policy, and advocacy, with an emphasis on transforming unequal gender and power relations. More than 50,000 YW&AG (young women and adolescent girls) living in vulnerable conditions and experiencing marginalization will benefit from this initiative.

This project aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for vulnerable and marginalized adolescent girls and young women in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Honduras, Jordan, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territory. Project activities include: (1) educating and working with adolescent girls and young women on topics related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); (2) educating and working with adolescent boys and young men on issues such as gender equality, SRHR, and cultural practices related to masculinity, gender, and sexuality; (3) training health care workers to provide inclusive and accessible sexual and reproductive health services and practices, particularly to adolescent girls and young women; (4) providing better equipment to health facilities across the project countries, in order to improve their capacity to offer comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services; and (5) working with civil society organizations and rights’ groups to advocate for better SRHR related policy.

This project is being implemented in partnership with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), and RNW Media, as well as numerous local women’s rights groups and youth organizations across the project countries.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Descriptors: Persons with disabilities Local minority groups LGBTQ2I Communities Urban Rural Refugees
Total Direct Population: 50,000
Total Indirect Population: 437,300
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Increased equitable use of sexual and reproductive health services by YW & AG

Improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive and accountable sexual and reproductive health services by providers for diverse groups of YW & AG

Improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, particularly women and youth organizations or movements, to advocate for evidence-based health care policies, accountable legal framework, equitable and inclusive services

Achieved Results


SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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