Project profile — Women's Rights, Action and Advocacy Project - WRAAP Philippines


Philippine Business for SocialProgress
2020-02-17 - 2025-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Philippines (100.00%)


• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (15.00%)
Human rights (15160) (10.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (25.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project works to provide support to local women’s rights organizations (WROs) and coalitions, working towards the realization of the rights of women and girls, especially those belonging to the poorest and marginalized sectors of society. Project activities include: (1) building their organizational capacity in: leadership and governance; program development and management; financial management; resource mobilization; and partnership building; (2) providing support to WRO’s programming and services to at least 54,000 women and girls; and (3) strengthening networks and alliances at the national and local levels to influence policy reform and implementation. The project aims to benefit approximately 60 WROs and 6 coalitions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced delivery of quality services and advocacy by WROs to advance gender equality in the Philippines; (2) improved management, programming and sustainability of local WROs in the Philippines, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls; and (3) increased effectiveness of national and sub-national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect gender- sensitive policy change and implementation.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $450,000
Planned disbursement $1,936,389
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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