Project profile — Empowering Women and Girls in Ethiopia


2019-12-17 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (6.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (8.00%)
• Basic Health: Basic health infrastructure (12230) (4.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (59.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (4.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (2.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (2.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (7.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (8.00%)

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)


The project aims to enhance the well-being of marginalized women and girls in the Afar and Harari regions of Ethiopia. Project activities include: (1) providing training to community leaders and members, including marginalized women and girls, on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including issues related to gender-based violence (GBV) and harmful traditional practices (child, early, and forced marriage and female genital mutilation); (2) providing training and technical assistance to local health service providers and facilities, including community-based health extension workers and birth attendants, on improving sexual and reproductive health service delivery and on preventing, responding to, and reporting on GBV; (3) creating income generating opportunities for women and youth through training in vocational, financial literacy and business skills, and facilitating their access to markets; and (4) sensitizing community leaders on the barrier to and benefits of women and youth entrepreneurship. The project works with 3,190 pastoralist women and girls, 3,000 disabled women and girls, and mothers of disabled persons, 5,000 men and boys, and 3,190 community leaders and health service personnel.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved utilization of SRHR services by marginalized women and girls in the four targeted districts; and (2) increased economic decision-making of women and youth in small business development in the four targeted districts.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of April 2023 include: (1) 11,482 marginalized women and girls have accessed maternal, sexual and reproductive services such as family planning and antenatal care at mobile health posts; (2) 37,134 marginalized women and youth who have experienced or are at risk of sexual and gender based violence have received related services, and (3) the number of women and girls making decisions about the purchase, care, or sale of livestock has increased from 13% to 49%, and 429 income generating activities such as making and selling handicrafts, food, and spices that were initiated by marginalized women and youth in targeted communities.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
27-07-2023 Disbursement $58,483
27-07-2023 Disbursement $351,163
21-12-2023 Disbursement $76,660
31-03-2024 Disbursement $50,000
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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