IMPROVING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN BENIN
The PASSRELLE Project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights of over 100,000 adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 in the Atlantic and Mono departments in Benin.
This three-year initiative (2018-2021) is being implemented by Santé Monde in collaboration with BASP’96 and financial support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and in support to the Ministry of Health of Benin. It aims to strengthen the supply and demand of SRH services that are adolescent-friendly and rights-based, while working with governance structures to optimize the coordination of SRH prevention and care activities.
PASSRELLE works with key community actors, health care workers, service managers and, most importantly, youth to help remove some of the barriers that limit adolescent girls’ access to quality SRH services, and in order to contribute to creating an enabling environment for the greater respect of their rights, particularly with regard to family planning (FP).
In addition, gender equality is at the core of this initiative, which has been designed to promote the participation of adolescent girls as decision-makers by giving them the opportunity to express their SRH needs, by providing them with the support they need to fully exercise their rights and by improving their access to resources that allow them to reach their full development, including quality SRH services.