IMPACT 2-Liptako

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Key Information

Niger has one of the highest fertility rate in the world, and sexual and reproductive health and rights are limited due to socio-cultural norms and a lack of awareness about sexuality. The IMPACT2-Liptako project takes a gender transformation approach to this challenge, one that examines, challenges, and changes rigid gender norms and power imbalances that ultimately lead to improved sexual and reproductive rights – with a focus on adolescent girls and young women. Project Activities include: (i) established a gender-transformative approach – one that examines, challenges and changes rigid gender norms and power imbalances – to sexual and reproductive health and family planning in four regions; (ii) focused on education for adolescents and young girls – including brides and unmarried girls – in the Dosso and Tillabery regions, through group discussions, community leaders, and plays and lectures; (iii) strengthened the management and referral systems of GBV survivors; (iv) strengthened advocacy to promote education and access to sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and unmarried children in schools and communities; (v) implemented a national advocacy strategy that targets institutions including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Secondary Education.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2020 - 2022


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Health and Ministry of Secondary Education


Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

COVID-19 Response

Not changed

Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls out of school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All out of school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders

Participants include

  • Adolescent mothers (pregnant or parenting)

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Health and childcare services

  • Sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning)

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • Gender, rights and power
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building


  • Coordinated Action

Social/gender norms change

  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Work with community leaders

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Education sector plans, budgets, policies, and data systems are more gender-equitable
  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Teachers and learners have the knowledge and skills to promote gender equality

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved maternal, newborn, and/or child health (MNCH)
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Sarah Lance
Pathfinder International
Director of Program Operations