Sexual Health and Empowerment – Philippines

Reporting Organization:Oxfam Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 18,630,000
Timeframe: August 10, 2018 - August 30, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Erin Kiley
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Oxfam Canada

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Philippines (the) - $ 18,630,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

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

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (20 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (10 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (10 %)

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SHE seeks to empower women and girls to secure their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in six disadvantaged and conflict-affected regions of the Philippines. It will improve knowledge and awareness of sexual reproductive health and rights, particularly among women and girls, including the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV); strengthen health systems and community structures to deliver rights-based comprehensive SRH information and services; and improve the effectiveness and capacity of women’s rights organizations (WROs) and women’s movements to advance SRHR and prevent GBV. SHE will directly benefit approximately 85,000 men and women in 6 regions (Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga. It will indirectly benefit 270,000 people in 13 provinces including some geographically isolated and disadvantaged Areas.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Adult men Adult women
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 86,400
Total Indirect Population: 259,000
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272 Health service providers trained in SRHR services
336 Community advocates and people from support groups trained
34,146 People reached through SRHR awareness and mobilization activities
35,321 Facilitators, Peer Educators and Health Workers trained and supported
52 IEC materials developed
744 Women trained and reached
904 Sensitization actions or activities conducted
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected results at outcome level include: 1) Enhanced utilization of gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health information and services (public and private) by women of reproductive ages, adolescent girls and boys; and 2) Improved effectiveness of women’s rights organizations to advance rights related to sexual and reproductive health and prevention of gender-based violence. SHE will ensure that women and girls are at the forefront of this initiative, by strengthening the capacity of their organizations to advocate and influence on SRHR; and by empowering women and girls to claim their rights, to choose their sexual and reproductive health options, and to live free from violence so they can lead healthy and productive lives.

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 women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
  • # of women’s rights organizations and networks (international and local) advancing SRHR
  • % of primary service delivery points with least 3 modern methods of contraception available on the day of assessment
  • % of women who decided to use family planning, alone or jointly with their husbands/partners
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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