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SHE SOARS: Funding opportunity for youth-led organizations in Kenya, Uganda & Zambia!


The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is pleased to
announce a call for applications for a funding opportunity directed at youth-led
organizations (YLOs) working on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive
Health and Rights advocacy in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia under the SHE SOARS
project.
If you wish to apply, fill out the application form no later than June 15th 11:59
PM EAT. Should you have any questions regarding the application process or
accessibility needs, kindly write to winnie@youthcoalition.org.
The YCSRR will host an informative session about this process on June 2nd at 4:00
PM East Africa Time. Please register here to attend.

About the SHE SOARS! Project


SHE SOARS! (Sexual and reproductive Health & Economic empowerment [SHE]
Supporting Out of school Adolescent girls’ Rights and Skills [SOARS]) is a
seven-year, Global Affairs Canada-funded project. SHE SOARS will be delivered in
partnership with CARE, Restless Development, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and
Reproductive Rights, and the Center for Reproductive Rights in Kenya, Uganda and
Zambia. Its aim is to support out-of-school adolescent girls’ 10-19 years access
high-quality, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health services and to enable
these girls to realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It will
build the capacity of and engage with local women’s rights and youth-led groups,
train health providers, and work with communities and relevant government
ministries, to create sustainable change in the social, economic, and legal
environments that impact out-of-school adolescent girls’ SRHR.


About the funding opportunity


As part of our mandate, the YCSRR will partner with YLOs in the region to
strengthen their capacity to advocate for youth-centered ASRHR and meaningful
youth engagement. Under our key principles of co-leadership, co-ownership and
co-creation, our intervention will be to improve effectiveness of youth-led
organizations' capacity to advocate for evidence-based, accountable and equitable
SRHR policies, legal frameworks and services.
For this sub-granting cycle, the YCSRR will select three (3) youth-led
organizations (one per country) to receive funds, and will partner with them to
co-implement the SHE SOARS project throughout the next 2.5 years. Each of the
selected youth-led organizations will receive 38,000 CAD throughout 2.5
years.
Additionally, the YCSRR will support advocacy activities of the selected YLOs both
financially and technically.

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