Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Colombia

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Women's Voice and Leadership - Colombia - Overview
Oxfam-Québec (XM-DAC-22501)
2019-03-28 - 2023-12-29
Country / region • Colombia (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)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (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 organisations 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 globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project is implemented by Oxfam-Québec in rural conflict-affected regions of Colombia. It aims to strengthen the capacity of local women’s rights organizations and at least one network that work to defend the rights of women and girls and to promote gender equality.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Colombia; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and (3) strengthened women’s networks and movements to address issues related to women and girls’ rights in Colombia.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) provided funding and technical support to 16 women’s rights organizations and three national networks to strengthen their management and their advocacy of women’s rights; reached a total of 2,858 people (of which 1,968 women) through this support. Project participants identify as 27% Afro-Colombian, 33% Indigenous, and 40% Mestizo, and 29% of participants are young women; (2) launched a communication campaign to address the unequal distribution of care work for rural women, providing training to 119 rural women, and reaching 74,000 people indirectly with communications products.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $1,378,455
Transaction Date Type Value
05-08-2022 Disbursement $208,979
05-10-2022 Disbursement $313,689
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