Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is excited to launch Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Stars in Global Health Round 10) on Tuesday July 31, 2018.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Investing in sexual and reproductive health is cost effective and critical to boosting economic growth and advancing the health, rights, and wellbeing of women and girls, their families, and their communities. While women and girls are the center of this development agenda, engaging men and boys is also critical to achieving gender equality.
Through this Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Stars in SRHR) Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation modelsthat could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed in low- and middle-income countries. The bold ideas are expected to improve the provision and use of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, (e.g. contraception; comprehensive sexuality education; safe abortion where legal; and menstrual hygiene management). Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations that improve the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence, and to child, early, and forced marriage, so that women and girls are empowered and have greater influence over their lives and futures.
STARS in SRHR AWARDS
The Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Request for Proposals opened on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 for 8 weeks, and closed on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Successful proposals will be awarded grants of up to CAD $100,000 for a period of up to 12 months.
About Grand Challenges Canada
Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada supports innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®. One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, and with a feminist investment approach, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1,000 innovations in more than 90 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1 million lives and improve up to 28 million lives by 2030. Find out more: www.grandchallenges.ca