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 Oxfam-Québec and supports women’s rights organizations in Tunisia. It’s objective is to strengthen the capacity of local women’s rights organizations across the country. It also aims to support their activities that seek to: (1) empower women and girls; (2) preserve their rights; and (3) achieve gender equality in their society. More than 130 organizations and institutions are supported by this project. The project directly involves more than 15,000 people, at least 60% of whom are women. In addition, the project works with 500 women and youth to strengthen their leadership skills and capacities to promote women’s rights. The project aims to reach at least 30% of young people aged between 15 and 30 years of the Tunisian population, through the organizations supported and the activities implemented by this project.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of [local or regional] women’s rights organizations in Tunisia; (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 (or regional) women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Tunisia.