Sexual and Reproductive Health/Gender-Based Violence
CPI works to educate and empower individuals to access sexual and reproductive health services and to support their right to make individual choices. This encompasses physical, social and mental well-being. Through community partnerships, we ensure that people have access to the information, services and safe, effective and affordable contraception they need.
Our activities are particularly focused on women, girls, adolescents and groups at high risk from sexually transmitted infections. A large component of our sexual & reproductive health work supports survivors of gender-based violence to access specialized health care services to support their recovery.
Building Community Support with and for Women Period: January 2017 - December 2020 Donor(s): United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Women and Girls First Program Geographic Coverage: 123 villages in Kayin State, Myanmar Approx. Population Coverage: 64,136 people Community Partners International (CPI) is leading the implementation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)'s Women & Girls First (WGF) Program in four townships in Kayin State, Myanmar. The WGF Program is designed with the primary objective of gender equality and women’s empowerment, including access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and ending violence against women and girls. Under the WGF Program, CPI is working with community-based ethnic organizations, the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and the Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MoSWRR) to expand access to a comprehensive, rights-based package of SRHR and gender-based violence (GBV) services for women and girls in 123 conflict-affected, hard-to-reach villages. Focusing on a network of 13 community-based health facilities operated by the Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) and their health workers, CPI is helping to integrate awareness and understanding of GBV into SRHR outreach services, and to develop an integrated care and response mechanism for GBV survivors.