Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Ghana

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Women's Voice and Leadership - Ghana - Overview
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2019-03-25 - 2024-03-29
Country / region • Ghana (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organizations 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 their activities, building their 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 significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. Women's Voice and Leadership - Ghana is implemented by Plan International Canada and Plan International Ghana. It will support up to 24 small and medium-sized local women's rights organizations to deliver services to advance gender equality, and to better advocate for changes in policies and legislation that negatively impact women and their rights. In addition, up to 65 local women’s rights organizations will benefit from smaller grants designed to support innovative approaches that will create lasting contributions for women and girls and respond to emerging issues, such as challenging harmful and discriminatory practices and social norms in Ghana. The project will also support two national women’s rights networks -- WiLDAF and NETRIGHT -- to enhance their collective voice to advocate for Ghanaian women’s and girls’ rights and ensure sustainability of the women’s movement in Ghana.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management, sustainability, performance and innovation of local women’s rights organizations in Ghana; (2) enhanced delivery of quality services and advocacy by women’s rights organizations to advance gender equality; and (3) enhanced collaboration, collective action and innovation of local women’s rights organizations and platforms to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls in Ghana.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) reached 25,089 community members (11,143 women and 13,946 men) with information on gender equality, human rights, domestic violence and SGBV. Also, reached 14,663 community members through Legal Literacy Volunteers and the use of community information centres; (2) provided 150 women-rights organizations (WRO) staff (of whom 130 women and 20 men) with capacity building in organizational and technical strengthening, resource mobilization, evidence-based advocacy, etc.; and (3) provided public education campaigns on COVID-19 and personal protective equipment including 4,054 reusable masks, 500 bottles of liquid soap, 500 bottles of hand sanitizer, and 500 customized cloth handbags to 20 women's rights organizations, survivors, and vulnerable groups in hard-to-reach areas.



Original budget $500,000
Planned Disbursement $1,080,976
Transaction Date Type Value
31-01-2023 Disbursement $645,728
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