Project profile — Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls

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Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls - Overview
JHR - Journalists for Human Rights (CA-CRA_ACR-3860372853)
2019-10-11 - 2024-12-31
Country / region • Kenya (22.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (29.00%)
• Tunisia (23.00%)
• Middle East, regional (26.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (4.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Media and free flow of information (15153) (50.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (16.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (15.00%)
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 (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project works to enhance the human rights of women and girls through media development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tunisia, and the Syrian diaspora in the Middle East. Project activities include: (1) providing training/mentoring to journalists, journalism students and media professionals (women and men) on gender sensitive reporting, through human rights journalism; (2) providing training/mentoring to managers (women and men) on best practices to achieve/manage gender balanced newsrooms, which support human rights reporting and gender equality; and (3) providing training/mentoring to women’s human rights organizations on media relations, engagement and collaboration. The project expects to target 1,720 journalists, journalism students, and media managers (of which 50% women), and 320 civil society representatives (of which 50% are women). The project’s media partners also expects to reach a targeted audience of 1.5 million people.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened media sectors delivering improved coverage of women’s and girls’ rights; (2) increased access by women, girls, men and boys to information, including on decision making process, related to the rights of women; and (3) improved participation of media and civil society in public life, in particular by women in media and women’s rights organizations.



Original budget $300,000
Planned Disbursement $2,573,242
Transaction Date Type Value
13-06-2023 Disbursement $371,098
09-08-2023 Disbursement $608,441
22-11-2023 Disbursement $623,157
Country Percentages by Sector
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Related information

Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls - Related information
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Partner website — JHR - Journalists for Human Rights
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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