Supporting Vulnerable People through the Global Economic Downturn

Name of the Project :Supporting Vulnerable People through the Global Economic Downturn

Supported / funded by – IPPF- SARO through DFID

Duration  2010 – October 2011

Objectives:

Promoting and Monitoring Health MDGs at national level (Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand)

Strengthen in-country advocacy and policy development on off track Millennium Development Goals in particular gender equality and women’s empowerment, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and ensuring environmental sustainability. 

Locations / Branches involved – implemented by Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand

Brief description ( 100 words)

The activities covered under advocacy section were : (a) Review of national policy, technical protocol/guidelines, and budgetary documents and the sub activities included (i) Advocacy Conduct review of current programs of the governments in India vis a vis the health related MDGs to identify gaps that constrain progress on the MDGs; (ii) Advocacy Dissemination of report among policy makers and stakeholders; (b) Develop strategy for civil society involvement in policy review processes and its sub-activities were (i) Advocacy Meetings with government to follow-up on implementation of recommendation; (ii) Advocacy Capacity building of MAs and partners on Advocacy Planning; (iii) Advocacy Meetings with NGO coalitions; (iv) Advocacy Dissemination workshop to share tools and lessons learnt among other MAs and stakeholders in the region; (c) Identification of and sensitization of champions for SRH – sub activities (i) Advocacy capacity building of youth volunteers on the monitoring tool and (ii) Advocacy capacity building with parliamentarians/state legislators on the importance of health MDGs

Any noteworthy / special comment or case studies/ stories

 

Result/ progress/ impact ( if any) ( 100 words)

4.1 Review of national policy, technical protocol/guidelines, and budgetary documents

4.2 Develop strategy for civil society involvement in policy review processes

4.3 Identification of and sensitization of champions for SRH

       The MP and MLAs have been sensitized on SRH (10 MP and MLA have been sensitized on SRH. 9 new ‘champions’ (MP and MLA’s) (Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh) who will speak publically in support of SRH

The CSOS / NGOs capacity building on advocacy planning has them in promoting issues in their own area of work. These are the feedback provided by participants after the advocacy planning workshop.

The project was able to achieve the Advocacy Expected Result in Jharkhand - Booklet on contraception for front line workers in different languages. 

One special photo

Additional info

 


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