Rights and Innovations in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mali (YELLEN)


This project aims to transform unequal gender relations, particularly with respect to health and sexual and reproductive rights in the Kayes region of Mali. 

The project activities will help remove barriers that impact access to information, education and health services for women. Also, qualified employees in health centres will be provided with training to enable them to offer quality services to women and teenage girls that respect their rights (reception, privacy, confidentiality) and their specific needs. This capacity-building will ensure that workers have the knowledge and skills they need to effectively communicate around these themes, particularly with women and teenage girls, decision-makers, key players and the general population.

The activities are also designed to build the capacity of government officials (in regional directorates for social development and solidarity economy, and the advancement of women, children and families) as well as high school and vocational teachers. Lastly, the project will rehabilitate health structures and upgrade equipment, material and supplies to ensure quality delivery of services.  

676,990 women and teenage girls who will benefit from campaigns on gender equality awareness, gender violence prevention, and sexual and reproductive rights

This project is led in partnership with the International Health Unit of Université de Montréal, Malian government officials and local health institutions. 

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