Women of Courage – Women, Peace and Security

Reporting Organization:United Church of Canada: KAIROS Initiative
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,756,516
Timeframe: March 27, 2018 - December 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

United Church of Canada: KAIROS Initiative

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Colombia - $ 951,303.20 (20.00%)

Congo (DRC) - $ 951,303.20 (20.00%)

Palestine - $ 951,303.20 (20.00%)

Philippines (the) - $ 951,303.20 (20.00%)

South Sudan - $ 951,303.20 (20.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (30 %)

Protection (15 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (15 %)

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This project aims to empower women human rights defenders and organizations to effectively participate in post-conflict development and peace and security processes in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, South Sudan, and the West Bank. The project strengthens the ability of beneficiaries to use national laws and international human rights frameworks to defend and protect women’s rights in post-conflict settings. Project activities include: (1) providing psychosocial and legal support to help women survivors recover from and seek justice for the physical and psychological violence they have experienced; (2) providing training to women human rights defenders and organizations and other key stakeholders on national and international human rights frameworks and gender-based analysis, as well as organizational strengthening; (3) developing or improving National Action Plans and the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) on women, peace and security; and (4) establishing South-South exchanges to facilitate networking, mutual learning and skills building. This project is expected to directly reach more than 35,000 beneficiaries (78% women and 22% men) in the five countries/territories, including approximately 9,500 women survivors of gender-based violence. In addition, it is expected to reach 200,000 (150,000 women and 50,000 men) indirect beneficiaries nationally, including extended families, community members, networks, government employees and other stakeholders, as well as another two million indirect beneficiaries internationally through networks, coalitions, and social media.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: 35,000
Total Indirect Population: 200,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased participation of women victims and survivors in peace processes and decision-making related to the defense of human rights and post-conflict development processes; (2) more effective use by civil society organizations, women human right defenders, government officials and other stakeholders of national laws and international human rights frameworks, such as United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and related resolutions, to advocate for women’s rights in contexts of conflict; and (3) strengthened capacity and skills of women’s rights organizations and defenders.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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