Project profile — Supporting Justice and Peace in Mali

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Supporting Justice and Peace in Mali - Overview
Avocats Sans Frontières Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-2888043809)
2021-06-01 - 2025-11-30
Country / region • Mali (100.00%)
Sector • Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Legal and judicial development (15130) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
Description and results


The project aims to empower women, girls and people in situations of vulnerability to transform their human rights into reality, through a gender equality perspective, the transformation of power relations, reconciliation and peace in Mali. This project intends to foster constructive dialogue between the different actors involved in or affected by the 2012 conflict, the violence committed against civilians and other human rights violations. This is done to reduce the incidence of violence and rights violations through participatory and inclusive approaches based on international human rights protection standards. This project supports and strengthens the work of civil society and justice actors, as well as the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), and state-established transitional justice mechanisms. Project activities include: (1) implementing education campaigns on human rights, access to justice, the fight against gender-based violence, and analyzing the results of the TJRC’s work for women, girls and people in situation of vulnerability; (2) offering legal services and psychological support to those subject to litigation; (3) providing legal training and building the capacity of civil society organizations and justice actors; and (4) training women, girls and other affected people on alternative conflict prevention and resolution. This project aims to directly benefit more than 500 000 people in the regions of Bamako, Gao, Kidal, Mopti, Segou and Timbuktu.

Expected results

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased use of legal services and recourse by women, girls and other vulnerable people in order to help them take better control over their lives and transform power relations between men and women; (2) increased effectiveness of women, girls and other vulnerable people, as well as civil society organizations and justice stakeholders involved in the fight against impunity and gender-based violence and discrimination; and (3) increased participation of women, girls and other vulnerable people in making decisions regarding the building and consolidation of peace and reconciliation.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) Victims' Reparation Policy drafted; (2) 5th public hearing completed; (3) chapter in the final report on the differential impact of conflicts drafted; (4) victims consulted on their needs and expectations; (5) 39 young jurists, including 20 women, trained, including through practical training program, a preparatory program and a pleading competition; (6) 12,482 beneficiaries, 71% of them women sensitized to legal education; (7) improved access to holistic support services, including legal support for 968 beneficiaries, including 571 women and 106 girls; (8) 10 civil society organizations supported, including 4 women's rights organizations, for the realization of human rights and gender equality; and (9) 32 advocacy actions carried out for the protection and respect of the human rights of women, girls and people in vulnerable situations.



Original budget $3,500,000
Planned Disbursement $2,562,152
Transaction Date Type Value
13-07-2023 Disbursement $1,561,569
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