Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Indonesia - Hivos and JASS


Hivos (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011196)
2019-03-19 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Indonesia (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 (not targeted)
• 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 organizations 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. This project is being implemented by the Dutch international non-governmental organization, Hivos. Hivos’ Southeast Asia office (Hivos SEA) is working in partnership with Just Associates Southeast Asia (JASS SEA) to directly fund five national Indonesian women’s rights organizations (WROs) focused on inclusive religious discourse to ensure space for women’s social, political and legal rights. In turn, these five WROs are working through and across their memberships to support at least 69 local WROs in 58 districts of at least seven provinces across Java, and in Sulawesi and Kalimantan.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) passed three new laws and regulations, including the law on sexual violence crimes, regulation on the prevention and management of sexual violence in universities, and the prevention of contractual marriage; (2) conducted several advocacy campaigns to promote the Bill on Sexual Violence Crimes and to gain support from religious groups, public and the government; (3) strengthened feminist leadership at the community level; and (4) improved capacity of women's collective to create safe spaces at the community level to build stronger women’s rights movement, which involved the participation of Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection and Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-11-2023 Disbursement $103,759
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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