Through USAID’s Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning Project, locally known as Shukhi Jibon, Pathfinder supported Bangladesh’s Directorate of Family Planning to conduct a pilot intervention—train providers, orient health facility staff, and collaborate with health facility managers to strengthen gender-based violence (GBV)- responsive sexual and reproductive health services. From June to September 2023, Shukhi Jibon implemented a learning lab, based on USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting framework, in 39 test sites across 6 learning districts to rapidly test, refine, and document this innovation during a pilot phase before effectively scaling it up to achieve greater impact.
This brief focuses on the project’s efforts, lessons learned, and recommendations for integrating gender-based violence response into sexual and reproductive health service delivery.
Related Learning Lab Resources:
- Mentorship and Supportive Supervision
- Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Training Management System
- Competency-Based Training
- Community-Based Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning