Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescent Boys and Girls in the DRC

Reporting Organization:Save the Children Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: March 22, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Amal Ben Ameur
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Save the Children Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 10,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (50 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (30 %)

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The project aims to meet the needs of pre-adolescents and adolescents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with respect to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services that are gender-specific and adapted to their reality. To do so, the network of school and local community organizations has become involved to maximize awareness and engagement of key players. The project focuses on promoting and supporting positive and healthy social norms in order to encourage respectful, equitable and sustainable behaviours. Project activities include: (1) developing educational and promotional materials on positive norms of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health services and rights that take into account the adolescents’ age and gender; (2) setting up school clubs for adolescents attending school and community space for youth; (3) adapting and improving the quality of SRH services in health centres to meet the needs of adolescents; and (4) establishing and strengthening child and youth protection committees comprised of community members.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Descriptors: Urban
Total Direct Population: 79,220
Total Indirect Population: 20,550
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clinic refurbishment
supportive supervision
input distribution
policy briefs
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected results for this project include: 1) increased and equal access to high-quality information on sexual and reproductive health services and rights that takes into account the adolescents’ age and gender; 2) improved quality of adapted sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in health centres to meet the needs of adolescents; and 3) increased stakeholder capacity to create a social environment that supports adolescents in exercising their sexual and reproductive health rights and protects them from sexual and gender-based violence.

Achieved Results


SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of health care service providers trained in SRHR services
  • # of women and girls, men and boys, demonstrating positive attitudes towards ending SGBV
  • # of teachers/facilitators trained on comprehensive sexuality education
  • $ invested that promote the integration of comprehensive sexuality education in school curriculums
  • # of people provided with modern contraception (by method)
  • # of advocacy and public engagement activities completed which are focused on SRHR
  • # of national laws, policies and strategies relating to SRHR implemented or strengthened
  • # of women’s rights organizations and networks (international and local) advancing SRHR
  • # of women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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