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IMPACT2-Supplement (Liptako)

Niger has one of the highest fertility rate in the world, and sexual and reproductive health and rights are limited due to socio-cultural norms and a lack of awareness about sexuality.

The IMPACT2-Liptako project takes a gender transformation approach to this challenge, one that examines, challenges, and changes rigid gender norms and power imbalances that ultimately lead to improved sexual and reproductive rights – with a focus on adolescent girls and young women.

Project Date: 2020 - 2022
Funder: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Country: Niger

What We Do

  • Establishes a gender-transformative approach – one that examines, challenges and changes rigid gender norms and power imbalances – to sexual and reproductive health and family planning in four regions.
  • Focuses on education for adolescents and young girls – including brides and unmarried girls – in the Dosso and Tillabery regions, through group discussions, community leaders, and plays and lectures.
  • Strengthens the management and referral systems of GBV survivors.
  • Strengthens advocacy to promote education and access to sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and unmarried children in schools and communities.
  • Implements a national advocacy strategy that targets institutions including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Secondary Education.

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Project Staff Members

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