Project profile — Together Against Violence - Women of Bolivia: Your Rights, Your Budget



Overview 

CA-3-D003701001
$7,530,000
Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2019-01-28 - 2024-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Bolivia (100.00%)

Sector 

• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (6.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (36.00%)
• Local government finance:
Local government finance (15128) (24.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (12.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (22.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to reduce and prevent violence against women in Bolivia and improve public services at the municipal level, in order for them to better respond to the needs of women. Violence against women is the main obstacle to women’s ability to exercise their rights, to gain autonomy at the economic, social and political level and to contribute to the country’s development. The project focuses on the transformation of social and cultural attitudes in order to reduce the social acceptability of violence against women and youth. It also strengthens the capacities of key stakeholders at the municipal level in budgeting techniques in order for these to integrate the needs of women and girls. The activities of the project include the development and implementation of: 1) awareness-raising campaigns on beliefs/attitudes targeting youth and teachers; 2) a training program on leadership organized for young women and strategic allies; 3) a program and tools to strengthen the competencies of civil society leaders and municipal decision-makers in gender-sensitive budgeting; 4) a digital platform on the budget and municipal services as a means for fostering greater interaction between civil society and the municipalities targeted by the project. The project is being implemented in seven municipalities of the metropolitan regions of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, which represent 40 % of Bolivia’s population, or about 4.2 million inhabitants (CENSO 2012). A total of 29,000 people, 57 % of whom are women, are directly benefitting from the project. Moreover, the project aims to strengthen the management and budgeting capacities of more than 350 municipal decision-makers, 80 % of whom are women.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: 1) the fundamental rights of women and girls, especially the right to a life without violence, are better known and acknowledged by men and women, especially youth and decision-makers in targeted municipalities; 2) gender-sensitive budgeting processes and services focused on the needs of women are improved in seven municipalities in Bolivia, especially in the prevention of gender-based violence and in the support for victims of such violence.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) four municipalities institutionalized mechanisms for social dialogue with women and youth on gender-sensitive public investment; (2) approved and allocated budget to four municipal proposals with a gender perspective; (3) over 200 organizations (66% women-led) promoted women’s rights, and sexual and reproductive rights; (4) over 80 women-led organizations from seven municipalities participated in dialogue spaces with various stakeholders and actors; and (5) built the capacity of over 500 women leaders (28 to 60 years old) successfully through mechanisms to enhance their knowledge on gender-sensitive budgets.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,225,688
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
11-05-2023 Disbursement $172,790
06-07-2023 Disbursement $413,761
23-08-2023 Disbursement $340,194
04-12-2023 Disbursement $285,147
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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