Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Mozambique


CESC - Centro de Aprendizagem e Capacitação da Sociedade Civil
2019-03-11 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (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. The project is implemented in Mozambique by the Centro de Aprendizagem e Capacitação da Sociedade Civil (CESC) [Learning and Capacity Building Centre for Civil Society], a Mozambican NGO. Approximately 44 women's rights organizations (WROs), selected amongst emergent/informal women’s groups, established WROs and WROs working with networks and movements are expected to be direct project beneficiaries in three geographic regions of the country.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women's rights organizations (WROs) in Mozambique; (2) enhanced performance of WROs’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality in Mozambique; and (3) increased effectiveness of national and sub-national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change to advance gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights in Mozambique.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) the completion of the process to select women’s rights organizations eligible for the project's multi-year grants; (2) nine out of the 16 selected women’s rights organizations and emerging informal women’s groups received grants through the Multi-Year Fund mechanism; (3) eight women’s organizations received grants through the Fast Responsive Fund mechanism to conduct strategic and innovative action and advocacy; and (4) advocacy efforts made by the project contributed to the passing and enactment of four laws to advance, promote and protect the rights of women and girls.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-08-2023 Disbursement $274,585
23-11-2023 Disbursement $303,614
20-02-2024 Disbursement $227,120
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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