Project profile — WE'RE Leaders


Trust for Democratic Educationand Accountability
2019-03-26 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Pakistan (100.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (11.00%)
Elections (15151) (34.00%)
Legislatures and political parties (15152) (24.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (31.00%)

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 (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to increase political empowerment and enjoyment of rights by women, particularly young women, marginalized groups, and those at risk in Pakistan. Women’s empowerment in civic and political arenas requires that they have the information, tools, material resources, confidence and mobility to be agents of decision-making and action. Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance (TA) to national/ provincial Commissions on the Status of Women and Human Rights to plan strategically and operationalize plans for women's rights; (2) conducting workshops for media and civil society about how to promote women’s civil and political rights by portraying women in non-stereotyped roles and as leaders and decision-makers; (3) providing training and TA for women legislators at national/provincial levels on drafting legislative and policy proposals related to increasing women's rights; (4) organizing awareness-raising campaigns to increase women’s registration as voters; (5) providing training for women to contest local elections; and (6) providing training for media and citizens groups on law and best practices that promote gender responsiveness and inclusion.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved capacity of women and men decision-makers in the statutory Commissions on the Status of Women and Human Rights to deliver on their legal mandates to promote women’s rights; (2) enhanced skills among media, civil society organizations and women’s legislative groups to raise the visibility of government to promote women’s civil and political rights; (3) increased capacity of women in national and provincial legislatures and in local councils to participate effectively in policy-, law- and decision-making processes, as well as to raise issues relevant to their communities; (4) increased number of women registered as voters; and training delivered to help women contest elections as candidates; and (5) newly designed and enforced gender responsive legislation, regulations and rules of procedures by women and men election administrators, as well as newly elected legislators and local government representatives.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) trained 437 women to observe local government elections; (2) trained 389 women journalists and staff from 77 civil society organizations to improve their professional skills and understanding of gender equality; (3) media practitioners trained from the project carried out 332 actions aimed at protecting and promoting women’s civil and political rights; (4) 364,158 women in the project area reported increased awareness of their rights and improved ability to claim them; and (5) 240,507 women in the project area registered to vote.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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