Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Kenya


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2019-02-26 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Kenya (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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (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, implemented by CARE Canada, supports approximately 120 women’s rights organizations across Kenya. The project helps them improve their structures, programming and capacity to deliver quality services in order to promote women’s and girls’ rights, and equal opportunities for all. It also strengthens the effectiveness of women’s rights platforms in Kenya.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Kenya; (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 women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Kenya.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) provided reliable, multi-year funding to 95 women’s rights organizations to pursue their agenda and priorities; (2) supported the development of capacity-building plans tailored to the needs and priorities of the 95 women’s rights organizations, with training and mentoring provided in financial management, governance, monitoring and evaluation, human resources, advocacy, media communications, resource mobilization, proposal development and project management; (3) provided 45 Rapid Response Fund grants to respond to the gendered impacts of COVID-19 and other urgent women’s rights issues; and (4) strengthened networking between women’s rights organizations, for instance by organizing the Annual Women’s Rights Convention that brought together over 500 women leaders from across Kenya.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
09-05-2023 Disbursement $121,042
12-12-2023 Disbursement $626,405
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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