Supporting Family Planning and Abortion in Mozambique

Reporting Organization:Pathfinder International
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,536,906
Timeframe: March 28, 2018 - March 31, 2025
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Luc Van der Veken
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Pathfinder International

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mozambique - $ 19,536,906.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (30 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (24 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (23 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (23 %)

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This project aims to improve gender equality in six districts in Manica and Tete provinces such that adolescent girls and young women can exercise their rights to autonomy and self-determination over their own body, as well as to sexual and reproductive health. Project activities include: (1) conducting outreach, training and small group mentoring of adolescent girls and young women to increase their confidence, knowledge, skills and civic action on sexual and reproductive health; (2) establishing community feedback and accountability mechanisms on quality of health services and progress on gender equality; (3) facilitating community dialogues for young and older men to increase their engagement and responsibility and develop action plans on sexual and reproductive health, gender violence, early marriage, and gender equality; (4) training community healthcare workers who counsel family members on the harmful effects of sexual and gender-based violence, as well as child, early and forced marriage; (5) broadcasting radio shows that address harmful and discriminatory norms about sexual and reproductive health; (6) establishing services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, including screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and psychological support; (7) training and mentoring health providers and managers to offer quality, safe and legal contraceptive and abortion services; and (8) conducting outreach to provide family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services and referrals to the most remote populations.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: 290,356
Total Indirect Population: 1,904,314
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2 Training and community awareness provided
2 Training and technical support provided
3 Facilities strengthened
3 IEC activities delivered
3 IEC activities on gender equality and SGBV provided
3 IEC activities provided
3 SRHR services provided
3 Training, Technical support, equipment provided
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased empowerment of women and girls to exercise agency in household-, community-, and policy-level sexual and reproductive health and rights decision-making; (2) decreased harmful practices and socio-cultural norms and beliefs that limit women’s and girls’ decision-making and control over their sexual and reproductive health, sexuality and bodily integrity; and (3) improved provision and utilization of rights-based, gender-sensitive, youth-friendly contraceptive, abortion and sexual and gender-based violence services.

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 health professionals trained to provide safe abortion and post-abortion care
  • # of people provided with modern contraception (by method)
  • # of people who have experienced, or are at risk of, any form of SGBV that have received related services in the previous 12 months
  • # of teachers/facilitators trained on comprehensive sexuality education
  • # of women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
  • # of women provided with a safe, legal abortion or post-abortion care
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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