Project profile — Creating Space to Take Action on Violence Against Women and Girls



Overview 

CA-3-D002727001
$15,494,607
Oxfam Canada (22501)
2016-06-17 - 2022-05-31
Terminating
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Pakistan (20.00%)
• Indonesia (20.00%)
• Nepal (20.00%)
• Bangladesh (20.00%)
• Philippines (20.00%)

Sector 

• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (25.00%)
Human rights (15160) (25.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)

Description 

This program aims to reduce violence against women and girls, and the prevalence of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) through coordinated prevention and response activities in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines. Project activities include: 1) creating an enabling environment to prevent violence against women and girls by engaging key community leaders (including religious, private sector and political) and youth in advancing women’s leadership and women’s rights; 2) improving access to economic opportunities and to services such as shelters, and legal and psycho-social support; 3) reinforcing the use of innovative knowledge, including best and emerging practices, and accountability systems to end violence against women and girls, and CEFM. This project reaches 245,000 direct and 980,000 indirect beneficiaries (mainly women and girls).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened engagement of key community leaders (including religious, private sector and political) and youth in advancing women's rights and the elimination of violence against women and girls, including CEFM; (2) greater access to support services and economic opportunities for women and girls affected by violence and CEFM; and (3) increased use of innovative knowledge, including best and emerging practices, and accountability systems to end violence against women and girls, including CEFM.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of (March 2020) include: (1) strong advocacy efforts since 2016 contributed to changes on the age of marriage for girls in Indonesia and Philippines; (2) the project was part of an historic achievement in the form of the ratification of Law No.16/2019 on Marriage in Indonesia. This raised the legal age of marriage for girls from 16 to 19; (3) in the Philippines, Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) was discussed for the first time in a Senate plenary session in 2020; (4) 217 public declarations and actions made by influencers to end Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and CEFM, and in support of women rights and leadership; (5) 1,562 workshops undertaken with women and girls on their rights, building their confidence, leadership skills and capacity to self-advocate for access to support services; (6) 12 research papers completed on VAWG and CEFM to enable evidence-based program design and implementation; and (7) 83 exchange visits coordinated with influencers to increase their knowledge, skills and capacity to enact and implement laws, policies and accountability mechanisms to reduce VAWG and the prevalence of CEFM and directly reached a total of 275,000 beneficiaries.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
21-03-2023 Disbursement $385,139
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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