Engaging Parents in Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Risk Behaviors Targeting Youth: Scaling up the Implementation of Families Matter in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Grant Amount: Approximate Current Fiscal Year Funding: $1,200,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $10,000,000.
The purpose of this FOA is to invite organizations to support the continuing scale up and implementation of a parent-focused intervention, Families Matter, and introduce a Gender Based Violence (GBV)/Child sexual Abuse (CSA) module into the FMP program. Families Matter is an evidence-based intervention for parents or guardians of adolescents and pre-adolescents designed to promote positive parenting and effective parent-child communication about comprehensive HIV prevention and service uptake, child sexual abuse, and sexual risk reduction. The program is currently being implemented in two regions in Southern zone and is expected to be scaled up to other regions in the lake zone in Tanzania.
The objective of the program is: 1. By the end of year five, create a supportive environment that increases adolescents’ self-efficacy to delay sexual debut, prevent STI and unintended pregnancies in 10 regions in Tanzania (Mtwara, Ruvuma, Lindi, Dar es Salaam, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Geita, Kagera, Mwanza, and Mara); 2. By 2018, increase adoption of primary preventive behavior among adolescents by 30%, including delayed sexual debut, by giving parents tools to deliver primary prevention to their children; 3. By the end of year one, 50,000 adolescents reached through their parents and guardians with positive social norms in using preventive services and products such as VMMC, HTC, and condoms; 4. By the end of year one, 25,000 parents provided with necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to identify signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse and gender based violence; 5. By the end of year one, 25,000 parents provided with necessary skills on how to address child sexual abuse and gender based violence; 6. By the end of year one, increase optimal use of available HIV prevention, treatment, care and reproductive health services by 30% through encouraging parents to utilize and promote the uptake of VMMC, HTC, condoms and PMTCT services; 7. By the end of year five, strengthen the capacity of 5 community based organizations and 10 local government agencies to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based prevention interventions targeting at-risk youth; 8. By the end of year one, conduct formative assessment in newly selected regions for FMP scale up; 9. To collaborate and enhance the government of Tanzania’s capacity to own, plan, budge and implement FMP in selected regions based on available data.
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Number of Awards Given
1 to 2 awards
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Current Fiscal Year Funding: $1,200,000. Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $10,000,000 (This amount is an estimate, and is subject to availability of funds and includes direct costs for international organizations or direct and indirect costs for domestic grantees for all years.)
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HIV/AIDS Prevention International Cooperation Parents Sexual Assault or Abuse Sexual Behavior or Behaviors Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Social Services STD Prevention
Adolescents/Youth/Teens Developing Nations
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