Sexual Health and Empowerment (COVID-19) – Philippines

Reporting Organization:Oxfam Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 400,000
Timeframe: July 15, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Oxfam Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Philippines (the) - $ 400,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (45.00 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (10.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (10.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (25.00 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (10.00 %)

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The project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls in remote and conflict-affected regions in the Philippines. The project is supporting the Government of the Philippines in its fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), by addressing the heightened vulnerabilities of women and girls to unwanted pregnancies and gender-based violence (GBV) during the pandemic. The project aims to expand ongoing outreach services through mobile clinics for obstetric, prenatal, and postnatal care, including family planning (FP) services. These outreach services also aim to cover the procurement of dignity kits and FP commodities. The project also works to augment existing response activities, such as the procurement of personal protective equipment, the establishment of a SRHR and GBV emergency hotline, and the distribution of COVID-19 information materials.

Project activities include:

(1) increasing the knowledge, skills, and capacities of women, girls, and boys; (2) working with influencers to change negative social norms on SRHR and gender-based violence (GBV); and (3) enhancing the capacity of the health system to provide comprehensive and gender-sensitive health information and services. The project is supporting local women’s rights organizations in improving their organizational capacity, and their ability to conduct learning and research initiatives in support of SRHR and GBV advocacies and policies at the national and local levels. Through the project, over 86,400 women and girls, as well as men and boys, are expected to benefit from improved quality, availability, and access to SRH information and services, in line with the implementation of the Philippine Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, boys Children, girls
Total Direct Population: 86,400
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced utilization of gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health information and services (public and private) by women of reproductive age, adolescent girls, and boys in remote conflict affected and disadvantage regions; and (2) improved effectiveness of women’s rights organizations to advance rights related to sexual and reproductive health and prevention of gender-based violence in remote, conflict-affected and disadvantaged regions.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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