Project profile — Supporting Girls to be Safe to Learn


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2019-12-24 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Niger (25.00%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (25.00%)
• Mali (25.00%)
• Togolese Republic (25.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (100.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (0.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (0.00%)

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 (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve learning outcomes for women and girls in fragile and conflict-afflicted settings. The project supports the Safe to Learn Campaign, a global, inter-agency and multi-country initiative, dedicated to ending violence in and around schools, so children are free to learn, thrive and pursue their dreams. The project focuses on addressing violence as a barrier to girls’ education, and providing support for developing materials to enhance the integration of gender equality across the Safe to Learn Campaign. Project activities include: (1) increasing the knowledge and capacity of girls and boys, teachers, administrators, community members and religious leaders, to recognize the impact of violence in and around schools; (2) promoting positive gender equitable norms and preventing harassment through the use of positive discipline, and addressing gender stereotypes in communities; (3) strengthening education and child protection systems to be gender responsive by preventing sexual and gender-based violence in and around schools; and (4) empowering girls and boys by engaging them in the design and delivery of solutions to prevent and respond to violence through life skills education. The project expects to benefit 229,320 children, including 135,560 girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access to safe, secure, quality, inclusive education and learning for girls, adolescent girls, and women, including those with disabilities; (2) improved equitable and coordinated provision of safe, quality, gender-responsive, and evidence-based formal and non-formal education for women and girls; and (3) strengthened education and child protection systems and gender norms at the individual, community, institutional and policy levels.

Results achieved 


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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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