Women’s Empowerment Task Force for Latin America and the Caribbean

Reporting Organization:Organization of American States (OAS)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 499,968
Timeframe: August 9, 2018 - December 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Organization of American States (OAS)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

South America - $ 179,988.48 (36.00%)

Caribbean - $ 149,990.40 (30.00%)

Central America - $ 99,143.65 (19.83%)

North America - $ 70,845.47 (14.17%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual Health & Rights (12 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (36 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (12 %)

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The project aims to increase women’s political representation and participation in public decision-making, to empower and strengthen the rights of women and girls, and to reduce the gender gap in leadership through increased engagement and coordination of Inter-American and United Nations (UN) institutions, and regional women’s rights organizations. The goals of the Women’s Empowerment Task Force for Latin America and the Caribbean are to: (1) collectively supporting member states in achieving their common goals related to women’s empowerment and leadership through enhanced cooperation; (2) ensuring that institutional efforts are complementary; (3) filling key policy and programming gaps through evidence-based collaboration, and potentially leveraging funding for these gaps; (4) amplifying existing initiatives and making them more accessible to marginalized groups, including Indigenous, Afro-descendant, rural, young and LGBTI women; and (5) establishing a coordinated body of knowledge on women’s leadership in the region, and reporting on its accomplishments at the 2021 Summit of the Americas. Beneficiaries include the stakeholders participating in Task Force activities such as representatives from member states, women’s rights organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private sector. Indirect beneficiaries include women who participate in leadership projects generated because of the work of the Task Force.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Children, girls
Descriptors: Rural LGBTQ2I Communities Indigenous peoples
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved coordination of key stakeholders* on efforts to increase women and girl’s empowerment and rights in the Americas (*Inter-American and UN institutions, member states, civil society and women’s organizations); and (2) increased engagement of Inter-American and UN institutions on increasing women’s participation in public decision-making in the Americas.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) 63% of Task Force members actively promoted women’s leadership in their annual plans, up from 27% in 2017-2018; (2) 63% of Task Force members fully incorporated women’s leadership as a priority theme in their communications plans, up from 27% in 2017-2018; (3) 60% of Task Force members asserted their willingness to advocate for women’s leadership in historically excluded groups, up from 30% in 2017-2018; (4) 5 joint initiatives on women’s empowerment were designed by Task Force members during 2018-2019; and (5) representatives from 15 member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) participated in a forum on women’s empowerment and leadership.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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