This project, known as the "Multisectoral and Transformative Approaches to Rites and Initiations for Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Adolescent Girls", is an innovative response to promote gender equality and protect young girls from early pregnancy in Togo.
This project is part of an initiative that will provide evidence and strengthen capacity for bridging the knowledge gap in responding to the growing COVID-19 health crisis both in the short term and in the longer term.
The overall objective of this project is to promote the uptake of research findings from the cohort of projects “Combatting sexual and gender-based violence and improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in West Africa”.
Recent outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous Ebola virus in West and Central Africa underscore the importance of rapid diagnostics and surveillance infrastructure, evidence-driven health communications and community engagement activities, and an effective and well-coordinated emergency response to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in the face of emerging pandemic threats.
The Economic Research Forum (ERF), a longstanding IDRC partner based in Cairo, is a prominent regional network of Arab researchers that focuses on economic analysis with increasing attention to multidisciplinary research, gender analysis, and greater regional diversity.
The research will promote greater disaggregation of health information and inclusion of gender and social determinants of health indicators in Health Information Systems (HIS) at the national level in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.
The goal of this program is to generate knowledge about the early pregnancy phenomenon through operational research, and to develop multisectoral strategies focusing on teens, in conjunction with stakeholders in the education, health and legal systems, and in the community.
Among the most challenging issues Tunisia is facing are massive youth unemployment; marginalization/exclusion from public participation by youth; distrust in political processes; and youth engagement in radicalization and the rehabilitation and reintegration of returnee Jihadists.