Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Mozambique


CESC - Centro de Aprendizagem e Capacitação da Sociedade Civil
2020-07-17 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (100.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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 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. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project and its partners have created an inclusive platform of women’s rights organizations (WROs), groups, activists, and networks of women from all over the country. The platform is designed to create an active and broad-based community within civil society to prevent and combat COVID-19 and mitigate its effects on the lives of women and girls. Project activities include: (1) preventing and mitigating COVID-19 impact on women’s lives; (2) lobbying and advocating with a goal to influence favourable decisions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women’s lives; and (3) researching and learning to document the impact of COVID-19 on women’s conditions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women's rights organizations (WROs) in Mozambique; (2) enhanced performance of WROs’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality in Mozambique; and (3) increased effectiveness of national and subnational women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change to advance gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights in Mozambique.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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