|Reporting Organization:||Action Aid Nigeria|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 750,000|
|Timeframe:||July 16, 2020 - March 31, 2021|
Action Aid Nigeria
|Nigeria - $ 750,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Sexual & Gender-based Violence (100.00 %)|
As part of Canada’s international efforts to respond to COVID-19, the project is supporting local women’s rights organizations to address an increase in sexual and gender-based violence, and a widening gap in services for survivors in Nigeria. These additional resources work to help Nigerian women’s rights organizations play a critical role in response, ramping up activities such as protection services, emergency support, and increasing awareness and advocacy efforts. 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 activities, building 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 project, implemented by ActionAid Nigeria, is expected to directly benefit 100 local women’s rights organizations and their extended networks in six states across Nigeria. The project also aims to support the implementation of innovative ideas and approaches led by local women’s rights organizations.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Children, boys|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved institutional capacity of local women’s and girls’ rights organizations (WROs) to set their agendas and manage the delivery of their programs in Nigeria; (2) improved effectiveness of WROs to deliver programs and advocate for women’s rights, including through innovative approaches; and (3) increased effectiveness of local women’s rights platforms, movements and networks to influence policy, legislation, social beliefs and practices in favour of gender equality and innovative approaches in Nigeria.