Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (PSDSR)

Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (PSDSR)

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINBUZA), this project aims to reduce maternal mortality, gender-based violence and the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Beninese population through the promotion of human rights in sexual and reproductive health. Canada is participating in the funding for this project through a delegated co-operation mechanism with The Netherlands. The project supports a greater well-being in sexual and reproductive health of the population in the 12 sanitary zones targeted by this project, prioritizing adolescent girls. Project activities include: (1) providing comprehensive sexual education for girls and boys; (2) raising awareness among communities about socio-cultural barriers to sexual and reproductive health and related rights; and (3) strengthening basic services in the area of reproductive health services, including appropriate services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community, and improved availability of contraceptive products. The project is implemented by a consortium of three local organizations active in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights: the Association béninoise pour le marketing social et la communication pour la santé, the Association béninoise pour la promotion de la famille and CARE Bénin.

Global objective

  • Réduire la mortalité maternelle, les violences basées sur le genre et l’incidence du VIH/Sida dans la population béninoise à travers la promotion des droits en santé sexuelle et reproductive.

Expected results

  • Respect du droit à a santé reproductive des jeunes filles et garçons, ainsi que des femmes et des hommes dans les zones d’intervention du projet ;
  • Respects des droits sexuels des jeunes filles et garçons dans les zones d’intervention du projet ;
  • Efficacité accrue du mécanisme multisectoriel de coordination de la santé de la reproduction des adolescents et des jeunes.

Duration

2 years : 16/03/2018 - 31/12/2020

Localisation

Le projet se déroule dans 12 zones sanitaires du territoire béninois.

Budget

CAD 9 million

Implementation

  • Care Bénin
  • Association béninoise pour le marketing social et la communication pour la santé
  • Association béninoise pour la promotion de la famille

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Country

  • Benin

Topics

  • Demographic trends
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Youth

Targets

  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods

Scales

  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 3 SDG 5