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Preventing gender-based violence and violations of adolescent sexual and reproductive rights to reduce early pregnancy in Togo from 2019 to 2021

Project : « Preventing gender-based violence and violations of adolescent sexual and reproductive rights to reduce early pregnancy in Togo »

Financial partner : International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Total cost :   649 900 $ CAD 

Duration : 3 years

Country : Togo

Objective : to propose an integrated model of responses to adolescent pregnancy that takes into account gender-based violence in order to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls in Togo.

Results

  • A baseline study on explanatory factors of teenage pregnancy available ;
  • an intervention model proposed by the researchers available ; 
  • one hundred (100) young girls and boys trained on gender and sexual and reproductive rights violations of adolescents in relation to early pregnancies in the four (4) project localities (Akparé, Yorokpodji, Lavié and Tové) ;
  • 29 multi-sectoral service providers (competent technical services of the state and representatives of civil society organisations) from the prefectures of Kloto and Ogou trained on the prevention and comprehensive management of gender-based violence ;
  • 80 community actors, including 40 women, members of the adult intervention platform strengthened in human rights and the sexual and reproductive health rights of young people ;
  • Four (4) intervention platforms for adults and young people set up in Akparé, Yorokpodji, Lavié and Tové ;
  • a Policy Brief : “Teenage pregnancy in Togo : a phenomenon encouraged by gender-based violence ;
  • an pictures box designed to raise awareness against the phenomenon ;
  • a Scientific article : “Sexual harassment and rape of young girls under spell : representations and social practices linked to witchcraft in the context of non-consensual sexual relations in Togo” ;
  • individual interviews (32) and home visits (9) conducted by members of GBV response platforms reached in Ogou, 795 people including 676 young people, and in Kloto, 2901 people, including 1265 young people ;
  • awareness raising activities reached 3696 people in Agou And Kloto ;
  • 1,817 SRH clinical services and 235 legal and GBV services as a mobile strategy in beneficiary localities, reaching 1,962 people,
  • a protocol on the comprehensive care of survivors of gender-based violence and victims of early pregnancy available;
  • engagement signed by traditional leaders available.

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Preventing gender-based violence and violations of adolescent sexual and reproductive rights to reduce early pregnancy in Togo from 2019 to 2021

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