Women’s Voice and Leadership – Pan-African

Reporting Organization:African Women's Development Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 7,200,000
Timeframe: February 21, 2019 - September 30, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

African Women's Development Fund

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 6,839,280.00 (94.99%)

Developing countries, unspecified - $ 360,720.00 (5.01%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (50 %)

Gender Equality (50 %)

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This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting their activities, building their institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The Program also responds to the significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This regional project is implemented by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF). It aims to enable more than 50 women’s rights organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa to improve the management of their programs, increase the quality of services offered and work to restore strong support networks.

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Target Population

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

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of regional and local women’s rights organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and (3) increased effectiveness of national and regional women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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