Advancing Community Based Access to safe abortion in urban slums, Nigeria

  OPTions 3             Nigeria

OPTions 3 decreases unsafe abortion for Adolescents Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in urban slums in Nigeria by engaging them in high-quality confidential peer counselling and increasing access to reproductive health services. OPTions 3 trains project operatives comprised of AGYW, female artisan clubs, shop owners, and female headed maternity homes to provide peer-to-peer counseling in dedicated safe spaces, as well as safe abortion and other reproductive health services. Working with public and private suppliers of abortion products and contraceptives, OPTions 3 strengthens community-wide capacity to stock and dispense these products. To ensure sustainability of the intervention and as an incentive to participate, OPTions 3 trains one in four project operatives in entrepreneurship and supports these individuals to operate as mobile money agents as a means of diversifying their revenue stream.