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This second phase will continue to work with others to support a movement within countries and globally to raise awareness and understanding of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and build support for efforts to end the practice
The intended impact of this programme is a significant reduction of the practice of FGM in 4-6 focus countries/regions by 2025: the baselines for this will be agreed during the co-creation phase in coordination with the Data and Measurement Supplier. The intended outcome of this programme is the acceleration of positive change in social attitudes towards ending FGM in countries/regions in which the programme is operational.
To decrease the prevalence of Female Genital Cutting in Sudan and open space for wider programme on gender equality, supoorting SDG5. The programme will change social norms in target communities and at scale, support an improved legal environment, strengthen systems combatting FGM and other harmful practices, and catalyse a wider response to gender equality in Sudan. Primary beneficiaries will be girls and women in target communities, locations and states in Sudan.
Girls and young women often experience multiple forms of violence, including female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, domestic and sexual violence and trafficking, and yet are unable to access the needed support. This project will work with young women in Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland and Uganda to increase confidence about their rights through leadership training and on-going mentoring support. It will also establish young women's peer networks to amplify their voices, as well as working with community leaders and policy makers to increase awareness and commitments to respect women and girls rights to be free from gender based violence.
Increasing safe and informed decision making on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by young people in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region, EthiopiaAmref Health Africa in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is among the poorest countries in the world, according to the HDI of the UNDP (2014) the country ranks 173 out of 187 countries. With 80 million people it has the second largest population in Africa. According to the SRH strategy (2007-2015) young people (10 – 24) are making up almost one third of the total population heavily pressuring the demand for health services, education and employment (FMoH, 2008). Needs in the area of SRHR are very high in Ethiopia. The maternal mortality ratio remains as high as 676 per 100,000 live births (EDHS, 2011). The lifetime risk of a woman dying during pregnancy or childbirth is at 1 in 52, compared to 1 in 10,000 in developed countries (data.worldbank.org). The project aims to contribute to the achievement of maternal health, poverty reduction and gender equity through improved SRHR of young people in North Shewa. The project anticipates the following changes in young people will have increased accessibility, availability and quality of SRHR information; young people will have increased accessibility, availability and quality of SRH services; c) young people will experience a more supportive environment to exercise their SRHR; young people will have more capacity in SRHR project design, planning and implementation; out of school young people will be empowered through income-generating activities. The programme will be implemented between 2015 and 2018 by the SRH Alliance in Ethiopia by Amref Health Africa, Family Guidance association in Ethiopia, YNSD and TaYA.
SL is one of the poorest countries globally. 45% of women experience Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV), 39% of girls are married before 18, 13% are married before 15, 88% of girls & women have undergone FGM. RAINBO will work to address these challenges by working with teachers & young people in primary schools in Freetown & Kenema, providing medical & psycho-social support to survivors, strengthening referral pathways, sensitising families & communities to improve their responses to violence & working to strengthen the policy framework at all levels. They will also conduct research to improve understanding of the attitudes which enable violence & to determine what works to end violence.
Obstetric fistula can happen after prolonged, obstructed labour. It leaves women incontinent (leaking urine or faeces), ashamed and often isolated from their communities. The condition is more common in places where female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage are common, and where women lack access to skilled health workers during childbirth. In Garissa County, Kenya, FGM is the norm (affecting 97% of women), and only 40% of women give birth with a skilled birth attendant. This project uses a community-based approach to raise awareness of fistula and challenge harmful practices. It will train doctors to do fistula repair surgeries, to bring relief to women with this problem.
Facilitate an alternative rite of passage course and ceremony for girls coming of age in Kipkelion