Women’s Voice and Leadership – Sri Lanka

Reporting Organization:The Asia Foundation
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: January 21, 2019 - November 30, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

The Asia Foundation

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Sri Lanka - $ 3,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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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 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 globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project is implemented by The Asia Foundation. It provides multi-year funding to approximately 15 to 20 women’s rights organizations that represent vulnerable and marginalized women and girls in Sri Lanka. Project activities include: (1) providing fast, responsive support to organizations for discrete activities and short projects to enable timely and strategic responses to unforeseen events, and to pilot innovative ideas; (2) building the capacity of organizations; and (3) supporting network and alliance-building between organizations.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls Older adults, women Adult women Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Capacity of organizations built
Networking and alliance-building between organizations supported
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Sri Lanka; (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 sub-national and national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Sri Lanka.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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