Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) - Approved projects

These projects are part of Canada’s $650 million commitment over three years (2017-2020) to support the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls globally. Projects focus on SRHR or include an SRHR component within a broader intervention.

Through these SRHR projects, Global Affairs Canada is advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Canada’s support is focused on providing comprehensive sexuality education, strengthening reproductive health services, and investing in family planning and contraceptives. Programs also help prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence, including child early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation and cutting, and support the right to choose safe and legal abortion, as well as access to post-abortion care.

Development assistance

TitlePartnerCountryContribution to SRHR (2017-2020)
Increasing Demand for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in West AfricaPopulation Services InternationalSub-Saharan Africa$8,000,000
Closing Persistent Gaps in Reproductive Health Service DeliveryMarie Stopes InternationalSub-Saharan Africa$8,000,000
Enhanced prevention and intervention in cases of violence against women in MoroccoUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenMorocco$2,400,000
Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls in West Bank and GazaUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenWest Bank Gaza$11,734,290
Plan International Canada – “Plan for Girls”Plan International CanadaBenin and Cameroon$4,250,000
Her Future, Her Choice: Strengthening Young Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsOxfam CanadaEthiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia$3,339,687
Together against violence, women of Bolivia: your rights, your budgetOxfam-QuébecBolivia$1,760,300
Achieving Reproductive Rights for Adolescents, Reducing Maternal and Newborn MortalityPlan International CanadaBolivia$5,170,348
Empowering Adolescents to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies, HIV and ViolenceUnited Nations Children's FundBolivia$4,385,000
Delivering Rights for Girls through Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights EducationAsociacion Probienestar de la Familia Colombiana - ProfamiliaColombia$4,300,000
Women's Rights and Gender-Sensitive Justice in GuatemalaCentre for International Studies and CooperationGuatemala$1,596,000
Strengthening the Rights of Indigenous and Other Discriminated Women in GuatemalaUnited Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsGuatemala$435,000
Institutional Support to the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala - 2017-2019United Nations Development ProgrammeGuatemala$820,000
Justice, Governance, and Fight Against Impunity in HondurasLawyers Without Borders CanadaHonduras$636,000
Creating Opportunities and Preventing Migration of Unaccompanied Girls, Boys and AdolescentsSave the Children CanadaHonduras$100,000
Reducing Impunity for Crimes of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in HondurasJustice Education Society of British ColumbiaHonduras$1,587,000
Strengthening the Promotion, Monitoring and Respect for the Rights of Women and the LGBT CommunityUnited Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsHonduras$1,035,000
 Protecting Girls and Adolescents from Sexual Violence, Teenage Pregnancies and Early UnionsUnited Nations Population FundHonduras$2,300,000
Combatting Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls in Latin America and the CaribbeanOrganization of American StatesAmericas$1,491,457
Improving Integrated Health Services for Women, Teenage Girls and Children in HaitiUnited Nations Population FundHaiti$10,800,000
Strengthening midwifery practice and services in HaitiUnited Nations Population FundHaiti$8,850,000
Protecting Girls and Adolescents from Sexual Violence, Teenage Pregnancies and Early UnionsUnited Nations Population FundNicaragua$400,000
We Decide - Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy in Loreto, PeruPlan International CanadaPeru$4,835,618
Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in BangladeshOxfam CanadaBangladesh$1,000,000
Combatting Early Marriage in BangladeshPlan International CanadaBangladesh$6,750,000
Strengthening Health Systems and Services in Bangladesh with a focus on SRHRWorld BankBangladesh$6,500,000
Combatting Gender-Based Violence in BangladeshUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenBangladesh$4,000,000
Support to Rohingya RefugeesInternational Organization for MigrationBangladesh$2,800,000
Better Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All in Indonesia (BERANI)United Nations Population FundIndonesia$4,900,000
Strengthening the Response to Gender-Based Violence in MongoliaInternational DevelopmentLaw OrganizationMongolia$1,950,000
HER MyanmarUnited Nations Children's FundMyanmar$5,625,000
Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) – PhilippinesOxfam CanadaPhilippines$6,678,000
Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Through Public InstitutionsUnited Nations Population FundSri Lanka$900,000
Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage in BeninCARE CanadaBenin$3,000,000
Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Respect for the Rights of Adolescent GirlsCenter for International Cooperation in Health and DevelopmentBenin$5,003,329
Abolition of female genital mutilationCuso InternationalBenin$2,047,000
Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in BeninGovernment of the Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign AffairsBenin$9,000,000
Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Nutrition for Adolescent girlsHelen Keller InternationalBurkina Faso$9,860,000
Support for Burkina Faso's Basic Education Strategic Development Program including Comprehensive Sexuality EducationGovernment of Burkina Faso - Ministry of Economy and FinanceBurkina Faso$900,000
Access to Health Services for Women and Girls in KinshasaCentre for International Cooperation in Health and DevelopmentDRC$5,139,892
Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescent Boys and Girls in the DRCSave the Children CanadaDRC$10,000,000
Justice, Empowerment and Dignity of Women and Girls in the DRCUnited Nations Development ProgrammeDRC$10,000,000
Comprehensive Sexuality and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent GirlsUnited Nations Population FundGhana$15,000,000
Sector budget support for sexual and reproductive health in MaliGovernment of Mali – Ministry of HealthMali$18,000,000
Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices on Sexual and Reproductive HealthSave the Children CanadaNigeria$8,865,785
Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Adolescents in Northern NigeriaClinton Health Access InitiativeNigeria$13,482,314
Addressing Gaps in the Reduction of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in NigeriaUnited Nations Fund For PopulationNigeria$7,225,768
Making Trade Work for Women in EA – promoting women’s economic empowerment and eliminating sexual and gender-based violenceTradeMark East AfricaBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda$3,600,000
Improving the Health and Well-Being of Women and Adolescents in Southern SenegalUnited Nations Population FundSenegal$14,000,000
My Choice for My LifePlan International CanadaEthiopia$2,875,241
Improving Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Nutrition in EthiopiaUnited Nations Children's FundEthiopia$4,704,000
Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in EthiopiaUnited Nations Fund For PopulationEthiopia$9,000,000
Owning their Reproductive Health Choices: Tanzanian Women and Girls DecideMarie Stopes TanzaniaTanzania$12,300,000
Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Cabo DelgadoAga Khan Foundation CanadaMozambique$6,891,909
Reaching the Poorest: Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in MozambiqueSave the Children CanadaMozambique$4,354,284
Supporting Family Planning and Abortion in MozambiquePathfinder InternationalMozambique$6,411,000
Advancing Quality Education and School-Related Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsGovernment of Mozambique - Ministry of Education and CultureMozambique$2,550,000
School-related sexual and reproductive health and rightsUnited Nations Children's FundMozambique$450,000
A New and Dignified Life for Women and Girls Suffering from Obstetric FistulaUnited Nations Population FundMozambique$5,500,000
Building a Baseline for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Data in MozambiqueWorld Health OrganizationMozambique$2,858,803
Evidence for EmpowermentUnited Nations Population FundMozambique$6,435,000
Strengthening National Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in MozambiqueWorld BankMozambique$47,000,000
Freedom to Choose: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in South SudanInternational Planned Parenthood Federation - Africa RegionSouth Sudan$3,453,431
Amplifying Women's Voices for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and PeaceBBC Media ActionSouth Sudan$1,540,000
Increasing Access to Safe Abortion and Contraception in AfricaIpasSub-Saharan Africa$3,000,000
Increasing Demand for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in West AfricaPopulation Services InternationalSub-Saharan Africa$4,000,000
Closing Persistent Gaps in Reproductive Health Service DeliveryMarie Stopes InternationalSub-Saharan Africa$4,000,000
Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health in Latin America and Sub-Saharan AfricaInternational Planned Parenthood FederationSub-Saharan Africa and Americas$4,000,000
Reaching Adolescent Girls Everywhere- Increasing Youth Access to Family Planning and ContraceptivesUnited Nations Population FundMali, Democratic Republic of Congo$5,000,000
Delivering for Girls and Women : Better Health, Rights and Data for EqualityWomen DeliverKenya, Africa, Africa, Asia, Europe, South Pacific, Senegal$20,000,000
Global Financing Facility: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsWorld BankCôte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso$20,000,000
Call for proposal with Canadian Partners (SRHR) Multiple countries$11,000,000

Humanitarian assistance

Projects focus on SRHR or include an SRHR component within a broader intervention.

TitlePartnerCountryContribution to SRHR (2017-2020)
Iraq Crisis - Reproductive Health and Support for Survivors of Violence - UNFPA 2016-2018United Nations Population FundIraq$22,000,000
Iraq Crisis - Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence - Islamic Relief Canada 2017-2019Islamic Relief CanadaIraq$2,000,000
Iraq Crisis - Healthcare and Sexual Health Assistance - International Medical Corps 2017-2019International Medical Corps UKIraq$2,120,000
Iraq Crisis - Emergency Healthcare - Doctors of the World Canada 2017-2019Doctors of the World CanadaIraq$2,640,000
Syria Crisis - Meeting Urgent Health Needs in Lebanon - International Medical Corps 2017-2019International Medical Corps UKLebanon$2,640,000
Syria Crisis - Emergency Health Assistance in Lebanon - Médecins du Monde Canada 2017-2019Doctors of the World CanadaLebanon$2,490,000
Syria Crisis - Health Services for Vulnerable Communities in Lebanon - World Relief Canada 2017-2019World Relief CanadaLebanon$937,500
Chad - Humanitarian Assistance in Lac Region - CARE Canada 2017CARE CanadaChad$269,620
Myanmar - Emergency Health Care to Vulnerable Populations - Doctors Without Borders Canada 2017Doctors Without BordersMyanmar$280,000
Uganda - Emergency Healthcare for South Sudanese Refugees - Doctors Without Borders 2017Doctors Without BordersUganda$720,000
Central African Republic - Emergency Assistance - Plan International 2017Plan International CanadaCentral African Republic$254,000
Uganda – Water and Protection for South Sudanese Refugees – Plan International 2017Plan International CanadaUganda$245,000
Somalia - Support to People Affected by Drought and Conflict - Save the Children 2017-2018Save the Children CanadaSomalia$950,000
Somalia - Support for People Affected by Drought and Conflict - World Vision 2017-2018World Vision CanadaSomalia$1,505,000
Emergency - Country-Specific Funding - UNFPA 2017United Nations Population FundYemen$2,000,000
Uganda - Emergency Response for South Sudanese Refugees - CARE Canada 2017CARE CanadaUganda$562,500
Uganda - Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudanese Refugees - CLWR 2017Canadian Lutheran World ReliefUganda$495,000
South Sudan - Humanitarian Response in Nutrition and Protection - CARE CanadaCARE CanadaSouth Sudan$248,000
Hurricane Irma - Restoring Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Cuba - UNFPA 2017United Nations Population FundCuba$150,000
Bangladesh – Humanitarian Response for Rohingya Refugees - 2017Doctors Without BordersBangladesh$1,400,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis - CARE 2017-2018CARE CanadaBangladesh$396,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis – Save the Children 2018Save the Children CanadaBangladesh$374,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis - Doctors of the World 2018Doctors of the World CanadaBangladesh$375,000
Myanmar - Humanitarian Assistance for Conflict-Affected and Displaced People - ADRA Canada 2018ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency CanadaMyanmar$379,500
Emergency - Multi-Country Funding - UNFPA - 2018United Nations Population FundBangladesh, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Nigeria, Yemen$9,900,000
Yemen - Emergency Water, Hygiene, Health and Livelihoods Assistance – CARE Canada 2018-2019CARE CanadaYemen$410,000
Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Situations - ICRC 2018International Committee of the Red CrossAfrica, America, Asia, Europe$3,000,000
Cameroon - Protection and Livelihoods Assistance - International Rescue Committee 2018 and 2019International Rescue CommitteeCameroon$2,000,000
Chad - Humanitarian Assistance in Lac Region - International Rescue Committee 2018-2019International Rescue CommitteeChad$2,200,000
Nigeria - Livelihoods and Protection Assistance - Plan Canada 2018-2019Plan International CanadaNigeria$1,800,000
Financement urgent globale - UNFPA - 2018United Nations Population FundMultiple Countries$2,000,000
Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Assistance - ADRA Canada 2018-2019ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency CanadaYemen$700,000
Ukraine - Emergency Protection, Shelter and Livelihoods - ACTED 2018Agency for Technical Cooperation and DevelopmentUkraine$108,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis - ADRA Canada 2018ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency CanadaBangladesh$430,000
Emergency Regional Funding for Africa - UNFPA 2018United Nations Population FundSub-Saharan Africa$1,000,000

Note: Given operational sensitivities certain projects contributing to SRHR are not included in this list. All data is preliminary and will be updated regularly as more information becomes available through project implementation.

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