United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – Institutional Support 2012

Reporting Organization:UN Women
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: March 30, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UN Women

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 4,410,000.00 (44.10%)

South America - $ 1,040,000.00 (10.40%)

Southeast Asia - $ 1,000,000.00 (10.00%)

South Asia - $ 820,000.00 (8.20%)

East Asia - $ 730,000.00 (7.30%)

North Africa - $ 590,000.00 (5.90%)

Europe - $ 500,000.00 (5.00%)

Central America - $ 460,000.00 (4.60%)

Central Asia - $ 450,000.00 (4.50%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (42 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (18 %)

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This grant represents Canada’s institutional support to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). UN Women uses these funds, along with those of other donors, to support its core mandate and functions. UN Women’s mandate is focused on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security interventions. UN Women works to support global standards for gender equality and helps countries meet these standards by providing expertise and financial support. Canada’s support helps to promote equality between women and men and tackle discrimination against women and girls globally.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include the adoption and implementation of legislation, policies and strategies to strengthen women’s economic empowerment and access to resources, especially in the informal sector.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of 2012 include: improved capacities of women candidates and political leaders at the national and local level in 24 countries; women won seats in seven countries, including Mexico, where women’s seats in the House of Deputies increased from 27 to 37 per cent. UN Women’s promotion of more gender-equitable electoral processes resulted in the doubling of the number of registered women voters to 86 per cent of the female population in Pakistan. Support to women’s economic empowerment contributed to enhanced labour, land, property and inheritance policies in 26 countries. In the Plurinational State of Bolivia, more than 5,000 indigenous women entrepreneurs obtained over $4 million in seed capital, resulting in a 50 per cent increase in their revenues. UN Women provided support to 85 countries in their efforts to end violence against women; as a result, new or amended legislation was passed in 15 countries on domestic violence, femicide, acid violence and sexual offences, and sexual harassment in the workplace. UN Women also trained 22 justice experts in investigating gender-based crimes under international law, and documented conflict-related crimes against women in Libya and the Syrian Arab Republic.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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