Three MCIC Members are among 11 organizations receiving project funding from a $325 million commitment by Global Affairs Canada to support health and rights for women, girls, and children.  

The selected projects will work with community health partners to lower barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) faced by women and girls, taking a variety of approaches over the 5-7 year project terms.  

ADRA Canada received $27.2 million to increase awareness of the health-related rights of vulnerable people in Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines and Uganda.  The TOGETHER project aims to empower people facing oppression due to indigenous status, gender/sexual orientation, or disability.  By giving these young people the tools and resources to advocate, the program will let them make their voices heard by their communities and governments. 

The iHEARD program by CODE aims to build capacity and awareness for SRHR among adolescent girls and young women (10-25) in Malawi.  The program's $12.1 million in funding will dismantle barriers to SRHR at the community level, as well as nationally. 

Save the Children Canada's FOUNDATIONS project received $45 million to adress gaps in SRHR access facing adolescent girls and women in Mali, Niger, and Sierra Leone.  By connecting grassroots organizations across the country, their advocacy will be empowered to make an impact at all levels.  

MCIC congratulates all the projects and organizations funded, and we are excited to share stories of impact from our members' programs over the next 5-7 years.  For more details on the other projects funded, read Global Affairs Canada's full announcement