Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Haiti


CECI - Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011136)
2018-11-08 - 2023-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (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 aims to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by supporting local organizations that advance women’s rights in Haiti. It is building the capacity of local women’s rights organizations to provide services to their constituents; help women to know and claim their rights; advocate for gender equality; and empower women and girls. The project reflects growing international evidence of the critical role that local women’s rights and feminist organizations play in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Project activities include the provision of: (1) multi-year funding to selected local women’s rights organizations; (2) targeted capacity building to organizations selected for multi-year funding; (3) support to strengthen networks and alliances between women’s rights organizations; and (4) small, short-term funding to local women’s rights organizations and networks to pilot innovative ideas and approaches, and to respond quickly to unforeseen events and opportunities. This project aims to enable women's organizations in Haiti to improve the management of their programs, increase the quality of services offered and work to restore strong support networks that is expected to directly benefit more than 3,000 women and girls, and indirectly to more than 130,000 women and girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management, programming and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Haiti, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls; (2) enhanced delivery of services and advocacy by women’s rights organizations to advance gender equality in Haiti; and (3) increased effectiveness of national and sub-national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect gender-sensitive policy change and policy implementation in Haiti.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) pre-selection of 13 organizations as project partners; (2) improved financial and organizational sustainability of seven partner organizations; (3) training session, workshops and advocacy activities have enabled 41,694 people (36,353 women) to understand better gender equality, women’s rights and gender-based violence since the implementation of the project; (4) distribution of 1000 hygiene kits consisting of a tarp, menstrual pads, toilet paper, mosquito repellent, laundry soap and a five-gallon bucket. These actions contribute to providing humanitarian assistance to the victims of the partner organizations of the August 2021 earthquake project; and (5) support to more than 30 women’s rights organizations through the Rapid and Reactive Fund, enabling them to carry out activities for the promotion of women’s and girls’ rights in Haiti.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
13-06-2023 Disbursement $187,415
05-09-2023 Disbursement $341,278
15-03-2024 Disbursement $67,906
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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