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

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Women’s Voice and Leadership - Indonesia - PEKKA Foundation - Overview
Women-Headed Family Empowerment (PEKKA) Foundation
2019-03-21 - 2023-01-31
Country / region • Indonesia (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


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 2022 include: (1) developed financial and organizational standard operating procedures in 24 Pekka Unions (sub-national women’s rights organizations). There were none in 2019; (2) devised five-year strategic planning documents in 22 Pekka Unions—this includes sustainability strategy; (3) adopted organizational sustainability strategies in 22 Pekka Unions; (4) Pekka Unions from local resources carried out three self-funded activities; (5) expanded outreach programs reported by 11 Pekka Unions to a wider community of beneficiaries ; (6) increased skills of 28 Pekka community paralegals from ten districts to facilitate cases and legally assist victims; (7) increased skills of 36 Pekka Union’s leaders and members to conduct community-based monitoring survey regarding women and marginalized community access to social and legal protection and livelihood resources; (8) provided access to 415 legal cases and social justice services for community members; and (9) increased knowledge, skills, and self-confidence of 113 Pekka Union leaders to participate in policy-making process at local level.



Original budget $220,000
Planned Disbursement $716,923
Transaction Date Type Value
14-09-2022 Disbursement $445,093
08-11-2022 Disbursement $241,712
08-11-2022 Disbursement $241,712
08-11-2022 Disbursement -$241,712
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