Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Morocco


Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2019-02-28 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Morocco (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 (significant 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 (significant objective)
• 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. This project is being implemented by Oxfam-Québec. Its objective is to strengthen the capacities and support the activities of local women's rights organizations in Morocco. It's objective is to empower women and girls, preserve their rights and achieve gender equality in their societies. More than 70 organizations benefit from the support of this project. It is expected that approximately 1,000 people directly benefit from the project activities, and that 5,000 people, including approximately 3,250 women and 1,750 men, are reached by awareness campaigns.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) adopted three new management and governance practices by eight out of 10 women's rights organizations (WROs); (2) finalized eight collaboration agreements under the innovation fund; (3) financed 10 WROs; (4) developed a training plan (curriculum) and modules around four themes: fundraising strategy, strategic planning, institutional communication and administrative and financial management; (5) implemented five management tools for organizations benefiting from the multi-year fund; (6) supported 10 action plans thanks to the multi-year fund enabling programs to be sustained or services offered to women to be improved; (7) broadcast a round table with two themes via virtual spaces broken down by viewing time; (8) used 75% of the tools developed; (9) developed, adapted and carried out three awareness-raising campaigns by emerging organizations; (10) supported three networks, each comprising several ODDFs; and (11) carried out two advocacy actions with two public decision-makers who responded favorably.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
06-06-2023 Disbursement $176,652
24-10-2023 Disbursement $528,990
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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