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2021

Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment in Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment in Somalia

Numéro de projet : CA-3-P007481001

Pays/Région : Somalie

Début-Fin : 2021-03-11 // 2024-11-30

Description
This project aims to challenge discriminatory social norms that perpetuate harmful practices, such as sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), by empowering adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 to claim their rights over their bodies. The project works to engage with adolescent boys and girls, communities, religious leaders, media, and government, to prevent and respond to SGBV. Project activities include : (1) engaging with women and men caregivers, including grandmothers, and schools to define action plans to reduce SGBV, child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and FGM/C in their communities ; (2) providing training to adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 to identify SGBV and understand their sexual and reproductive health and rights, linking them to information and services and safe spaces when facing SGBV ; (4) supporting girls’ and boys’ (between the ages of 10 and 19) school-based clubs to discuss gender equality and positive social norms, including harmful impact of SGBV, CEFM and FGM/C ; and (5) organizing awareness-raising with government officials, policy-makers, religious and community leaders and law enforcement officers on laws and policies that promote gender equality at federal and state level. The project expects to reach approximately 22,307 direct beneficiaries (including 8,494 girls and 4,200 boys between the ages of 10 and 19 years old, as well as 5,187 women and 4,426 men caregivers). The project also aims to indirectly reach 253,000 beneficiaries (69,500 girls and 56,970 boys).

Résultats escomptés
The expected outcomes for this project include : (1) decreased discriminatory social norms and practices that perpetuate and validate SGBV against women and girls, including FGM/C and CEFM ; (2) increased voice and agency of adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 in Somalia to make and act on life decisions for themselves, including with regards to SRHR and SGBV ; and (3) improved effectiveness of all civil society and media to advocate for women and girls’ rights.

Agence d’exécution — Partenaire : Save the Children Canada

Contribution maximale (ACDI) : $10,000,000

Présentation (ACDI-CIDA)

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