Strengthening SRHR and Services for Migrants from Venezuela and Host Communities

Reporting Organization:IOM - International Organization for Migration
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,700,000
Timeframe: March 20, 2020 - September 30, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

IOM - International Organization for Migration

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Colombia - $ 2,590,000.00 (70.00%)

Ecuador - $ 1,110,000.00 (30.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (60.00 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (40.00 %)

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The project aims to contribute to the guarantee of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for migrants and refugees from Venezuela and host communities in Colombia and Ecuador, with a gender sensitive approach. Project activities include: (1) improving knowledge and agency of women and girls, migrants and refugees to exercise their SRHR; (2) empowering national/local authorities and civil society organizations in the promotion of comprehensive gender responsive SRHR services; (3) strengthening coordination mechanisms for comprehensive gender responsive SRHR rights and response to women and girls and migrants from Venezuela and host communities; and (4) increasing capacity and assistance on gender-based violence prevention and gender sensitive responses from national/local authorities and services providers.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls
Descriptors: Immigrants, new Canadians or refugees Refugees
Total Direct Population: 95,849
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Gender promotion activities on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR)
Access to gender-sensitive SRHR assistance provided
Training: to medical and non-medical service providers on principles guiding gender-based violence
Access to quality health services provided
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased capacity for women and girls from communities and institutions to promote and exercise their voice and agency related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); (2) increased access to comprehensive gender response SRHR services for women and girls; and (3) improved access to healthcare assistance and referrals for women and girls from host communities and Venezuelan migrants who are survivors of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) provided comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services to 5,300 migrants, refugees and host community members (of which 4,430 women and 444 girls); (2) reached 20,299 beneficiaries (of which 11,325 women and 1,744 girls) through SRHR campaigns; and (3) delivered training and campaign information in health centres. The COVID-19 pandemic posed a big challenge for the project’s implementation. The International Organization for Migration started delivering the training and campaign information in these health centres because they were among the few places allowed to open. This led to further training and support for health centre staff to assist on SRHR. Results achieved in Colombia and Ecuador as of the end of the project (September 2021) include: (1) 63,442 women, girls and other beneficiaries participated in gender promotion activities on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR); (2) 11,384 beneficiaries reported having access to gender-sensitive SRHR assistance; and (3) 1,240 medical and non-medical service providers learned about the principles guiding gender-based violence (GBV), including support towards women and girls, survivors and referrals of GBV; and (4) the project contributed to 14,483 women, girls, migrants, refugees and host communities access to quality health services. These services, far exceeded the original target of 13,600, covering gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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