Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership - Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ethiopia


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2020-07-31 - 2020-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (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 (not targeted)
• 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)


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this project supports women's organizations (WOs) to combat the harmful effects of this crisis on gender equality gains and the rights of women and girls in Ethiopia, including sexual and gender-based violence. As part of its response plan, the project will provide 20 WOs with the financial support required to provide COVID-19 response activities. This project is part of Canada's Women's Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women's organizations and networks to advance women's empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting their activities, building institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women's 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 organizations and movements worldwide. The project aims to reach up to 113 local, regional and national WOs across four Ethiopia regions (Addis Ababa, Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region - SNNPR). The project also provides training and support to over 70 young feminists and 24 core trainers and coaches.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project includes: (1) improved management and sustainability of women’s organizations advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Ethiopia, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls; (2) enhanced performance of women’s organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls in Ethiopia; and (3) increased effectiveness of sub-national and national women’s platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Ethiopia that advances gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $500,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-07-2020 Commitment $500,000
31-03-2021 Disbursement $500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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