Project profile — Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls


JHR - Journalists for Human Rights (CA-CRA_ACR-3860372853)
2019-10-11 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Kenya (22.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (29.00%)
• Tunisia (23.00%)
• Middle East, regional (26.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (4.00%)
• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (15.00%)
Media and free flow of information (15153) (50.00%)
Human rights (15160) (16.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (15.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• 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 works to enhance the human rights of women and girls through media development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tunisia, and the Syrian diaspora in Turkey. Project activities include: (1) providing training/mentoring to journalists, journalism students and media professionals (women and men) on gender sensitive reporting, through human rights journalism; (2) providing training/mentoring to managers (women and men) on best practices to achieve/manage gender balanced newsrooms, which support human rights reporting and gender equality; and (3) providing training/mentoring to women’s human rights organizations on media relations, engagement and collaboration. The project expects to target 1,720 journalists, journalism students, and media managers (of which 50% women), and 320 civil society representatives (of which 50% are women). The project’s media partners also expect to reach a targeted audience of 1.5 million people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened media sectors delivering improved coverage of women’s and girls’ rights; (2) increased access by women, girls, men and boys to information, including on decision making process, related to the rights of women; and (3) improved participation of media and civil society in public life, in particular by women in media and women’s rights organizations.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) trained 1,151 journalists, journalism students, and media professionals (61% women) on gender-sensitive reporting; (2) trained 317 media managers (32% women) on best practices to foster gender-equitable environments within media organizations; (3) 68 women journalists participated in training of trainers sessions on human rights journalism through workshops and mentorship; (4) 662 on-air forums organized for community members to create awareness amongst community members or leaders on the rights of women and girls; (5) trained 207 media outlets and civil society organization representatives (67% women) on collecting, sorting, and disseminating data on human rights; (6) reached 36 million people (48% women) , on the rights of women and girls through media platforms on human rights; (7) engaged and trained 358 decision-makers (39% women) on human rights issues, focusing on the rights of women and girls; (8) trained and mentored 315 human rights civil society organization on using media to reach the public; and (9) produced 34 media pieces on women's barriers in the media sector with a human rights organization and women's rights organizations.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $2,340,766
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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