Strengthening Partnerships to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Adolescents in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (SPARC)

Duration: 2018-2023

Location: Mozambique

Budget: $21.9 million (Global Affairs Canada: $18.9 million; AKFC: $3 million)

Description:

SPARC aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of some of the most vulnerable women and adolescent girls in six districts of Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique: Mueda, Muidumbe, Nangade, Namuno, Balama, and Montepuez.

The program addresses some of the main SRHR barriers facing women and girls by: upgrading and improving the quality of sexual and reproductive (SRH) services at 11 health facilities; improving the quality of health facilities and building the capacity of health workers; and mobilizing communities to enhance the SRHR of women and girls, including addressing sexual and gender-based violence.

The expected outcomes of this project are:

  • Improved delivery of gender and adolescent-responsive, environmentally-sensitive, and comprehensive SRH services for women, girls, and their families.
  • Reduced gender and social barriers to the utilization and adoption of comprehensive SRH services and practices by women and adolescents.
  • Enhanced use and management of gender-sensitive and adolescent-responsive SRHR information and evidence by key stakeholders.