Project profile — Strengthening Women's Organizations to Support Women's Political Leadership


ParlAmericas - Parliamentarians for the Americas (CA-CRA_ACR-3868778606)
2018-12-05 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• West Indies, regional (40.00%)
• North and Central America, regional (40.00%)
• South America, regional (20.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (70.00%)
Elections (15151) (10.00%)
Legislatures and political parties (15152) (20.00%)

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


This project aims to address the continued under-representation of women in leadership and decision-making roles in Latin America and the Caribbean, which limits their ability to fully exercise their human rights. The project addresses this issue by strengthening two non-partisan women’s leadership organizations in the region. The project also works to build the capacity of these two women’s organizations so that they can more effectively implement their programming, network with stakeholders, and provide knowledge and skills-developing services to emerging women leaders. The project also aims to position the organizations as sustainable, credible vehicles for advancing the participation of women in politics. Project activities include: (1) providing technical support on financial and fund management and diversification, establishing local chapters, strategic planning and results-based management; (2) coordinating leadership initiatives for young women, and outreach to socialise positive attitudes about women in leadership roles for school-aged girls and boys; (3) providing training to encourage and support electoral candidacies by women; and (4) sharing experiences and best practises with other women’s organizations, through the strengthening of communications and advocacy tools, and strategies.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of intermediary organization and their local chapters in the region; and (2) enhanced delivery of activities by intermediary organisations and their local chapters, to promote and support enabling environments for women’s political leadership in the region.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) the project supported 190 women’s organizations and networks that advance women’s rights and gender equality; (2) the project supported 252 civil society organizations that advocate for human rights or inclusive governance; (3) programming delivered through the project reached 3487 women and 255 men working to support women’s leadership in decision-making and governance; and (4) the two intermediary organizations supported by the project, Foro Nacional de Mujeres de Partidos Políticos (FONAMUPP) and Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL), now have permanent offices and operate with full-time staff, with institutional and staff capacities in financial management and oversight enhanced.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
29-06-2023 Disbursement $464,849
07-03-2024 Disbursement $30,140
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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