Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Myanmar

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Women's Voice and Leadership - Myanmar - Overview
Nordic International Support Foundation
2019-01-28 - 2024-03-31
Country / region • Myanmar (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (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 activities, building 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 globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project, implemented through the Nordic International Support Foundation, provides multi-year funding to approximately 10 to 15 sub-national women’s rights organizations across Myanmar including in conflict areas. Other project activities include: (1) providing fast, responsive support to organizations for discrete activities and short projects to enable timely and strategic responses to unforeseen events; (2) building the capacity of organizations; and (3) supporting network and alliance-building between organizations.

Expected results

The expected results for the project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women's rights organizations (WROs) in Myanmar; (2) enhanced delivery of quality services and advocacy by local WROs to advance gender equality; and (3) enhanced collaboration and collective action to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls by local WROs.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of June 2022 include: (1) 82% of the eleven women’s rights organizations supported under Women’s Voice and Leadership Myanmar reported that they have increased their ability to manage and/or govern themselves; (2) 82% of the eleven women’s rights organizations supported under Women’s Voice and Leadership Myanmar reported that they have increased their ability to deliver quality programming during the reporting period; (3) the project provided support to 20 new collaborative initiatives including joint actions, activities and programming undertaken by Women’s Voice and Leadership partners with other stakeholders (such as women’s rights organizations, civil society, government, ethnic groups s and businesses); and (4) facilitated the establishment of Feminist Movement Myanmar, an informal online network of more than 20 women’s rights organizations and LGBTIQ+ organizations which have delivered a range of advocacy and other online events/activities.



Original budget $1,175,000
Planned Disbursement $1,059,927
Transaction Date Type Value
11-07-2022 Disbursement $20,863
09-09-2022 Disbursement $185,959
24-11-2022 Disbursement $426,105
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Global Affairs Canada
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