This project aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable children, adolescent girls, and women in Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Uganda. Project activities include: (1) providing training on sexual and reproductive health and rights, water, sanitation and hygiene, climate resilience, and life skills to adolescent girls, young women, boys and young men; (2) providing training and support to health care staff, community health volunteers and other duty-bearers on women centered, safe, inclusive care and counselling; (3) training health care providers to provide comprehensive, gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services; (4) providing training on nutrition for caregivers of children under the age of five years old, pregnant and lactating mothers and their partners through kitchen gardening; (5) equipping health centres to provide SRH care, from family planning consultations to supporting victims of sexual and gender-based violence in all four countries. The project expects to directly benefit over 120,000 girls, women, boys and men across all project countries. This project works in partnership with its Canadian partners Salanga and Sick Kids, and through its implementing partners ADRA Cambodia, Kenya, Philippines and Uganda.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable use of inclusive, respectful and quality health services by the most vulnerable adolescent girls’, women’s and children’s (under the age of five years old) rights holders living in Indigenous, remote or resettlement settings of target areas; (2) improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive and environment-sensitive health and nutrition services by duty-bearers and responsibility-holders for the most vulnerable adolescent girls, women and children under the age of 5 years old in target areas; and (3) increased community-led, evidence-based multi-sectoral actions in reducing structural barriers preventing realization of health-related rights by the most vulnerable adolescent girls, women and children under the age of 5 years old in target areas.