This project aims to improve sexual and reproductive health, and promote and protect the related rights of women and girls, including those living with disabilities, in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo. Project activities include: (1) increasing the capacity of communities to promote gender-friendly behaviour and social norms related to the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and adolescent girls; (2) training health personnel on SRHR services for women and adolescent girls, including long-term contraceptive methods; and (3) increasing the capacity of civil society and elected local government officials to advocate on SRHR services for women and adolescent girls. The project aims to raise awareness on SRHR services amongst 15,000 women, girls, men, boys and community leaders. The project also provides comprehensive sexuality and SRHR education program for 12,000 girls, boys and adolescents, and trains 116 community mobilizers.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of gender- and adolescent-friendly services in comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health in targeted regions; (2) improved gender- and adolescent-friendly comprehensive sexuality education services in targeted regions; and (3) strengthened government and civil society engagements in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and adolescent girls in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo.