This grant will support the Guttmacher Institute to help develop a set of indicators to effectively measure progress against the proposed sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) targets in the post-2015 development goals. The Institute will convene a working group with representatives from Northern and Southern NGOs, technical experts, and U.N. representatives to conduct a technical analysis of existing SRHR indicators and devise new indicators to produce a recommended list. A subset of the working group will also engage in a consensus building process among the broader SRHR community to endorse and advocate for the proposed indicators in post-2015 negotiations at the U.N. and at the country level.
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for documenting the cost of unsafe abortion in Rwanda
Guttmacher Institute, Inc. (New York, NY) - Project, New, $200,000 over 1 year; 67% of project budget for support of documenting the cost of unsafe abortion in Rwanda
for general operating support
A leading voice in the field of sexual and reproductive health for more than forty years, the Guttmacher Institute has earned a strong reputation for its unbiased scientific inquiry and evidence-based approach. It provides a steady stream of essential, policy-relevant information on key issues relating to reproductive and sexual health and is routinely cited by policymakers, government agencies, health professionals, the media, and other advocacy organizations. This grant would help enable Guttmacher to continue its work to build the evidence needed to drive policy changes to promote sexual and reproductive health and carry out an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis, and public education.
for translation of the Rwanda monograph on abortion into French
For more than forty years, the Guttmacher Institute has led the field in research on the incidence, cause and consequences of unsafe abortion. In 2009, the Hewlett Foundation supported the first national study of the incidence of abortion and health consequences of unsafe abortion in Rwanda. Funds will enable Guttmacher to publish a French language version of the monograph on abortion and unintended pregnancy in Rwanda and disseminate the report along with other project materials to key stakeholders, including policymakers, the Ministry of Health, NGOs, health providers, donors, and the media.