Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Guatemala


Oxfam Canada (22501)
2019-09-14 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Guatemala (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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• 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 supports Guatemalan Indigenous women’s rights organisations that seek to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women’s rights and achieve gender equality. This project is co-implemented by Oxfam Canada and the Tz’ununija’ Indigenous Women’s Movement, a national organization in Guatemala. The project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity and leadership of Tz’ununija’ and its member grassroots organizations located in Chimaltenango, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz and Coban.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) the use of best practices in governance and management by 16, out of a total of 21, women's rights organizations; (2) the participation of 16 Indigenous members of women's rights organizations in decision-making spaces at the community, municipal, departmental, or national level; (3) the support of seven women's rights organizations for programming and institutional strengthening; and (4) the support of the Indigenous Women's Movement Tz'ununija' supported its core administrative functions and programmatic support for the 20 participating Indigenous organizations.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
14-08-2023 Disbursement $153,959
16-11-2023 Disbursement $90,568
13-03-2024 Disbursement $63,346
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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