Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Indonesia - PEKKA Foundation


Women-Headed Family Empowerment (PEKKA) Foundation
2019-03-21 - 2023-01-31
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 

• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (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. This project is being implemented by Yayasan Pemberdayaan PEKKA (PEKKA Foundation) [Women-Headed Family Empowerment (PEKKA) Foundation], a national women’s right organization in Indonesia. Through this project, PEKKA Foundation provides funding to 16 Indonesian local women’s rights organizations (WROs) at national and sub-national levels (Pekka unions), to strengthen their knowledge, capacity and skills related to paralegal services and livelihood opportunities. Project activities include: (1) providing fast and responsive support to organizations for discrete activities and short projects to enable timely and strategic responses to unforeseen events; (2) reinforcing and training PEKKA’s network of WROs for women-headed households to engage in village policy- and budget-making decisions, and to access paralegal services and market-based livelihood opportunities; and (3) strengthening networking capacity and skills related to paralegal services and livelihood opportunities among the organizations to work from the grassroots to national level.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Indonesia, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality (GE) 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 GE and in addressing discriminatory beliefs and harmful practices in Indonesia.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) A total of 133 stories from 26 districts about the changing norm and ways of life practiced in communities at various levels produced; (2) A total of 26 women rights organization’ capacity of management and sustainability at national and sub-national level increased (compared to 18 targeted); (3) a total of 1,176 women leaders and members (the Pekka Union managers and cadres) trained to be enumerators, paralegals, community journalists, and community facilitators to advance women’s rights; and (4) a total of 1625 cases related to women and community rights were handled by the Pekka union members (the 850 cases were handled this year).

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-06-2023 Disbursement $68,845
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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