Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Out-of-School Adolescent Girls (SHE SOARS)

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 47,114,662
Timeframe: July 22, 2021 - July 31, 2028
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Sarah MacIndoe
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Kenya - $ 18,845,864.80 (40.00%)

Zambia - $ 18,845,864.80 (40.00%)

Uganda - $ 9,422,932.40 (20.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (80.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (20.00 %)

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SHE SOARS aims to improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for adolescents, particularly out-of-school adolescent girls, in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia, and support the realization of these rights. SHE SOARS puts out of school adolescent girls’ needs and rights at the center of all project activities. Project activities include: (1) providing training and support on SRHR and life skills to adolescent girls; (2) providing training and support on financial literacy and entrepreneurship to adolescent girls; (3) building understanding and support for adolescent girls’ rights among parents, community leaders, men and boys; (4) building the capacity of health care providers and health care managers to deliver appropriate and respectful sexual and reproductive health care to adolescent girls and boys; and (5) building the capacity of youth groups and women’s rights groups to advocate for improved laws, policies and services concerning adolescent SRHR. The project expects to benefit over 189,000 girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 19.

Through a participatory, youth-led design and implementation approach, SHE SOARS will implement evidence-based health system strengthening interventions, deep and transformative community engagement on harmful gender and social norms, share resources and accompany Women’s Rights Organizations and Youth Led Organizations to engage in long-term and sustainable ASRHR policy advocacy to address the unique risks and protection needs of out of school adolescent girls and boys 10-19 years of age in Kenya, Zambia, and Uganda.

CARE is implementing this project in partnership with the Centre for Reproductive Rights, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, and Restless Development.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls
Descriptors: Refugees Persons with disabilities 2SLGBTQ+ communities Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 727,772
Total Indirect Population: 482,877
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable use of SRHR health services by diverse groups of women, adolescent girls, and children’s rights holders, particularly out of school adolescent girls; (2) improved provision of gender and adolescent responsive, inclusive and accountable health services by health care providers for diverse groups of women adolescent girls and children’s rights holders; and (3) improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, particularly women and girls’ rights organizations to advocate for evidence-based, accountable and equitable adolescent SRHR policies, legal frameworks and services.

Achieved Results


SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of women provided with a safe, legal abortion or post-abortion care
  • # of people who have experienced, or are at risk of, any form of SGBV that have received related services in the previous 12 months
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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