Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Ukraine


2019-03-01 - 2024-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh


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 significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project aims to support up to 190 women’s rights organizations, representing a broad spectrum of women and girls, including women affected and/or displaced by the conflict; women living with disabilities; women with diverse sexual orientation and gender identities; Roma women and women representing other national minorities; rural women, low-income and otherwise vulnerable women, including young and elderly women. This project is implemented by the Ukrainian Women’s Fund, a local women’s rights organization that, over 17 years of its existence, has helped over 300 grassroots women’s rights and feminist organizations in Ukraine. The Fund provides seed funding and capacity development assistance, enabling organizations to better represent and advocate for the interests of Ukrainian women.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) 25 Women Rights Organizations advancing women’s rights and gender equality received support for programming and/or institutional strengthening; (2) 256 organizations and activists participated in consultations to set priorities for future funding grants in 2020-21; and (3) mapping and analysis of key issues facing women’s rights organizations and platforms as well as their needs assessment in advocacy skills/capacity and advocacy campaigns organization were completed.

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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