Sexual|Reproductive Health

PROJEUNES—Prévenir les mariages précoces et forcés au Bénin

This report presents key findings of the baseline data collection conducted in Benin, for the PROJEUNES project, between July and August 2018. PROJEUNES is a 3 year project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, to promote sexual reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and boys and young women and men in Benin. (86 pages) Read More...

TAMANI Public Health Facility Assessment Report

The TAMANI health facility assessment survey was administered to 270 health facilities in July and August 2017 by project staff using a paper-based questionnaire. The objective of the survey was to collect reliable data on existing EmONC equipment and essential medicines, diagnostic capacities, waste management practices, maternal death documentation, and the availability of contraception. In addition, the survey identified BEmONC and CEmONC training gaps of HCW’s. This data is now being used to make decisions on various project activities. The survey involved the RHMT at regional level, the CHMTs at district levels and the health in-charges at facility level. Read More...

Programme « Autonomisation des Femmes et des Filles » Initiative ‘‘TEMPS’’ – Travaillons Ensemble contre les Mariages Précoces

Baseline Study report for the TEMPS project (Travaillons Ensemble contre les Mariages Précoces) implemented IN BENIN with funds from Global Affairs Canada by CARE Canada/CARE Benin/CARE Mali. CEFM project. Official title with Donor: «Initiative conjointe de prévention et d’atténuation des effets du mariage précoce forcé dans les zones à fortes prévalences au Bénin et au Mali » [67 pages] Read More...

Rapport Etude de Base Projet Mariage Précoce

Baseline Study report for the TEMPS project (Travaillons Ensemble contre les Mariages Précoces) implemented IN MALI with funds from Global Affairs Canada by CARE Canada/CARE Benin/CARE Mali. CEFM project. Official title with Donor: «Initiative conjointe de prévention et d’atténuation des effets du mariage précoce forcé dans les zones à fortes prévalences au Bénin et au Mali » [46 pages] Read More...

Standing Up for Girls: Girls from Arab States Share the Stories of Their Lives

Protecting girls and supporting fulfilment of their rights and potential lies at the heart of the mandate of the United Nations Population Fund’s Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA-ASRO) and CARE’s regional office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Both UNFPA and CARE regional offices have embarked on this report with the aim of identifying, documenting and disseminating the impact of programmes that have targeted adolescent girls and that have successfully resulted in delaying child marriage, preventing teenage pregnancies and combating FGM in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Iraq, and Sudan. More specifically, the report zooms in on the daily lives of girls that have been positively impacted by approaches and practices in reducing GBV and in improving their access to SRH awareness and the accompanying services they need. The report captures the stories told by girls themselves, by their mothers, by community leaders and by aid workers on the risks and unmet needs in refugee and host communities and on how holistic, inclusive and evidence-based programming has mitigated the risks and met these needs. [52 pages] Read More...

Promoting inclusive governance and gender equality in Papua New Guinea

CARE’s focus on improved governance and gender equality in Papua New Guinea is transforming women’s lives and their communities. CARE believes that one of the most effective ways for remote communities to thrive is to ensure governance systems function well at a local level and include the voices of all members of a community, particularly women. Our experience has shown that it is a slow but worthwhile process to support inclusive governance and gender equality within households, communities, and all levels of government in Papua New Guinea.
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Working for impact in Papua New Guinea: CARE International’s portfolio review

This review focuses on CARE International’s program portfolio in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the past five years (2013-2018). CARE’s goal in PNG is to achieve significant, positive and lasting impact on poverty and social injustice in remote, marginalised rural areas through the empowerment of women and their communities and through effective partnerships. CARE has worked in PNG since 1989 and now has offices in Goroka in Eastern Highlands Province, Mt Hagen in Western Highlands Province, Buka in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) and an office in Port Moresby.

Over the past five years, CARE’s program in PNG has worked in multiple areas: sexual, reproductive and maternal health, community health promotion, awareness and behaviour change; inclusive governance; women’s economic empowerment; climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction; and emergency response. These programs have been implemented in PNG’s particularly challenging operating environment.

Two underlying elements in CARE’s programs in PNG have been an emphasis on promoting gender equality and supporting inclusive governance. This review thus focused closely on CARE’s gender and governance approaches: what impacts were seen, what lessons learned, and what promising approaches are emerging to inform better programming by CARE and other players. [108 pages] Read More...

Creating spaces for dialogue: a cluster-randomized evaluation of CARE’s Community Score Card on health governance outcomes

Social accountability interventions such as CARE’s Community Score Card© show promise for improving sexual, reproductive, and maternal health outcomes. A key component of the intervention is creation of spaces where community members, healthcare workers, and district officials can safely interact and collaborate to improve health-related outcomes. Here, we evaluate the intervention’s effect on governance constructs such as power sharing and equity that are central to our theory of change. Read More...

Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Burundi

The objective of the baseline study for the Joint Program "Menyumenyeshe" is to determine the baseline situation through 7 indicators identified by the consortium at the beginning of the program implementation. This willbe used as the basis to compare to the final evaluation in 2020 to measure the progress and achievements / results of the program, and provide recommendations to guide the current and other future programs.

The survey reached successfully 1247 households on an initial sample of 1260 distributed in all 18 provinces of the country.It targeted any young people aged 10-24 years found in the selected households. In these households, 5037 members were registered and 1483 young people and adolescents were successfully interviewed. [120 pages] Read More...

Umodzi – Men, Women, Boys and Girls in Alliance to Achieve Gender Equality Final Narrative

Umodzi was a two-year action research project to test the effectiveness and scalability of a gender-synchronized, transformational approach that is integrated into existing school-based life skills (LS) and sexuality education programs for 10- to 19-year-old adolescent boys and girls. The purpose of Umodzi was to enhance the sustained empowerment of adolescent girls in rural communities in Central Malawi to exercise their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights and ultimately achieve better life outcomes. The project used a comparative study to demonstrate evidence-based impact and also used a proof-of-concept component to inform process in real time. [20 [pages] Read More...

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