Protecting Girls and Adolescents from Sexual Violence, Teenage Pregnancies and Early Unions

Reporting Organization:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,400,000
Timeframe: March 20, 2018 - September 30, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

El Salvador - $ 3,000,160.00 (88.24%)

Region - Total Budget Allocation

Central America - $ 399,840.00 (11.76%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (75 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (25 %)

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This project aims to strengthen the protection and exercise of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and adolescents in Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua and the sharing of experiences on SRHR in the region. Project activities implemented in the three countries include: (1) regional monitoring of advances of SRHR in line with the recommendations of international human rights mechanisms; (2) coordination and capacity building of national governments and other local actors on SRHR; (3) high level policy dialogue and exchange of best practices on SRHR among the three countries. Specific activities implemented in both El Salvador and in Nicaragua, include: (1) holistic sexual education and sexual and reproductive health attention in schools, in coordination with the respective ministries of education and health; (2) creation of early alert systems to prevent violence against children and adolescents; (3) capacity building to improve holistic attention for victims of sexual and gender based violence at community and family levels; and (4) cultural and sports activities to empower girls and change discriminatory attitudes and practices.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened strategic alliances and national and regional platforms for the promotion and exercise of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and adolescents; (2) improved quality and coverage of multi-sector national policies and services for the prevention and reduction of early pregnancies; and (3) improved measures and mechanisms for prevention, protection, care and mitigation of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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