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 - 2022-12-31
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 (October 2020) include: (1) the project conducted 90 technical assistance and supervision activities provided to Pekka Unions (local Women Rights Organizations [WROs]) to strengthen organizational management and apply women’s empowerment, inclusion and participatory principles; (2) 545 regular group meetings were conducted in 130 villages to increase grassroots women’s knowledge of women’s empowerment, access to justice, and economic activities; (3) 458 Pekka union members participated in visioning and social analysis training at the village level in seven districts. Such activities are key for Pekka union members to strengthen each other and practice leadership by sharing tasks and responsibilities to strengthen their knowledge on women’s position and equal human rights; (4) 40 women from ten districts trained as Mentors of Paralegal training. These mentors delivered training to 204 women (out of 750 targeted) as communities paralegals so they would be able to provide services for community at the grassroots level, particularly women and girls, if they face injustice situation such as domestic violence; (5) 15 WROs involved in collective action at the local level to improve PEKKA’s WROs engagement with women’s movement on access to justice and livelihood resources in selected areas; and (6) the activities and results accomplished within the first year set the building blocks for the program’s overall goal of contributing to “increased enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the advancement of gender equality in Indonesia.”



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