Preventing Early and Forced Marriage in Benin (PROJEUNES)

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: March 27, 2018 - January 1, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Fatou Alfa Cisse
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Benin - $ 3,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (40 %)

Sexual Health & Rights (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (50 %)

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The project aims to promote sexual and reproductive health and adolescents’ and youth’s rights in Benin, by helping to reduce child, early and forced marriage in the Alibori and Borgou departments. To contribute to putting an end to child and early forced marriage and protect adolescent girls’ rights, the project works with communities to develop and promote local solutions. Capacity building of local actors and advocacy carried out by youth aim to create an environment conductive to the changes necessary to social and gender norms in order to end harmful traditional practices. Project activities include: (1) training on women’s and girls’ rights given to women, girls, men, boys and community and traditional leaders; (2) training health workers on adolescent sexual and reproductive health; and (3) providing complete sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents designed for youth.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 577,683
Total Indirect Population: 989,160
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Community members trained
Complete sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents designed for youth provided
Health workers trained
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The ultimate outcome of the project is:
1000 Improved health and rights of adolescent girls at risk and survivors of child and early forced marriage in Benin.

The three intermediate outcomes for the Project are:
1100 Increased access to adolescent sexual and reproductive health services by girls at risk or affected by CEFM in Alibori and Borgou

1200 Enhanced protection of rights of adolescent girls in Alibori and Borgou

1300 Strengthened government and civil society policies and programs that respond to child and early forced marriage and gender-based violence and adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights

Achieved Results



SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of advocacy and public engagement activities completed which are focused on SRHR
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
  • # of national laws, policies and strategies relating to SRHR implemented or strengthened
  • # of people who have experienced, or are at risk of, any form of SGBV that have received related services in the previous 12 months
  • # of teachers/facilitators trained on comprehensive sexuality education
  • # of women and girls, men and boys, demonstrating positive attitudes towards ending SGBV
  • # of women’s rights organizations and networks (international and local) advancing SRHR
  • % of women who decided to use family planning, alone or jointly with their husbands/partners
MNCH-related indicators
  • # of health facilities that provide gender-responsive family-planning services
SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.7.1 Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15–49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods
SDG Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG 5.3.1 Proportion of women aged 20–24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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