Project profile — Combatting Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls in the Americas

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Overview

Overview

Combatting Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls in the Americas - Overview
CA-3-D004214001
$2,988,609
OAS - Organization of American States (47079)
2017-06-21 - 2019-12-31
Operational
Country / region • America, regional (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (75.00%)
Policy marker • Children's issues (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This project aims to: (1) provide access to justice for women and girls who have petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to resolve violations of their rights; and (2) help member states of the IACHR meet their obligations to prevent, protect, investigate and act to correct the historical and structural discrimination, gender inequality and violence against women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean. The project supports the IACHR in its work to address petitions, cases and requests of precautionary measures (rapid response in situations where there is an imminent risk of irreparable harm) related to discrimination and violence against women and girls. The project also supports IACHR member states in their efforts to meet regional standards (legal decisions and case law interpretations on state obligations to comply with commitments under the American Human Rights Convention and the Organization of American States Charter) and promote structural changes aimed at preventing violence against women and girls. Project activities include: (1) providing training for beneficiaries and stakeholders (public officials, women and girls); (2) holding public hearings with petitioners, victims and states; (3) organizing working meetings with stakeholders and members of the IACHR; and (4) providing states with guidance on applying IACHR recommendations and assisting states to incorporate them into domestic law.

Expected results

The expected results for this project include: (1) increased compliance by member states with precautionary measures issued by the IACHR which protect the rights and security of women and girls against serious, imminent and irreparable harm; (2) increased compliance by member states with the decisions from individual cases processed by the IACHR regarding human rights of women and girls; and (3) increased compliance by member states of key IACHR recommendations on cases regarding the obligation to prevent, protect, investigate and act with due diligence to correct historical and structural discrimination as well as gender inequality and violence against women and girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) 79 precautionary measures were granted by the IACHR, protecting the rights and security of at least 920 women and girls, in cases of serious, imminent and irreparable harm; and (2) 164 people (of which 112 were women, 45 were men and 7 were without indication) were trained to increase their understanding of regional and universal legal standards linked to discrimination, inequality, and violence against women and girls. Participants included public officials and civil society representatives, from a range of organizations including Indigenous, LGBTI, children’s rights, women’s rights, and Afro-descendant organizations.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $690,100
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
06-06-2019 Disbursement $69,551
30-08-2019 Disbursement $195,335
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Combatting Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls in the Americas - Related information
Related links
Partner website — OAS - Organization of American States
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
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