Women Engaged for Human Dignity in Northern Benin

Reporting Organization:Cuso International
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Cuso International

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Benin - $ 3,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (100 %)

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The objective of the project is to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV), particularly female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Departements of Borgou and Alibori in Benin. The project is based on a multi-sector approach which fosters social change in individual and collective behaviour, as well as a shift in social norms that justify and perpetuate these practices. The project activities include: 1) training women, men, girls and boys on gender equality, sexual and reproductive rights, and the adverse effects of female genital mutilation; 2) supporting the central government in reviewing and harmonizing women’s rights policies and strategies by integrating GBV and FGM issues; 3) supporting professionals from health and education institutions to identify and implement activities geared towards eliminating mutilation FGM and other gender-based violence.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: 65,730
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Community members trained
Professionals supported
Women's rights policies reviewed and harmonized
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes of this project include: 1) improving the mobilisation and participation of women and girls from Borgou and Alibori, as well as their communities, in the fight against GBV, especially FGM; 2) improving the practices of the government and public institutions in Borgou and Alibori in promoting the eradication of FGM and other GBV.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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