Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Tunisia


Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2019-02-28 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Tunisia (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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (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 implemented by Oxfam-Québec and supports women's rights organizations in Tunisia. It's objective is to strengthen the capacity of local women's rights organizations across the country. It also aims to support their activities that seek to: (1) empower women and girls; (2) preserve their rights; and (3) achieve gender equality in their society. More than 130 organizations and institutions are supported by this project. The project directly involves more than 15,000 people, at least 60% of whom are women. In addition, the project works with 500 women and youth to strengthen their leadership skills and capacities to promote women's rights. The project aims to reach at least 30% of young people aged between 15 and 30 years of the Tunisian population, through the organizations supported and the activities implemented by this project.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of [local or regional] women’s rights organizations in Tunisia; (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 Tunisia.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) assisted 10 women's rights organizations (WROs) in implementing their program activities. The WROs received training on resource mobilization, strategic planning, strategic communication, advocacy, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability to help them further develop their capacity-building plans. The WROs also finalized their procedure manuals which allowed them to establish clear internal regulations, a code of ethics and an organization chart for their organizations; (2) established the 1st women-led agriculture union in Tunisia, “Femmes travailleuses dans le secteur agricole”; (3) strengthened the capacity of nineWROs which make up the “Dynamique Féministe” to monitor the legislative elections in Tunisia; (4) identified elements of Tunisian electoral law that exclude women and youth from running for office under the individual-based voting system; (5) launched the Innovation Fund in collaboration with another project by Oxfam Quebec, “ROSE”, to support civil society and feminist organizations advance gender-equality through innovative approaches; (6) launched the Feminist Research-Action Fund, which seeks to assist feminist organizations in defending the rights of women and girls in Tunisia; and (7) supported two initiatives within the framework of the Responsive Fund to implement mobilization actions aimed at defending, protecting and realizing women's rights.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $70,000
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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