Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Honduras



Overview 

CA-3-P006482001
$5,150,000
Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2019-03-22 - 2024-05-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)

Sector 

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

Description 

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 is implemented by Oxfam-Québec. It aims to strengthen the capacities of 25 local women’s rights organizations in Honduras, as well as national and sub-national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of 25 local women’s rights organizations in Honduras, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls; (2) enhanced performance of the women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality in Honduras; (3) increased effectiveness of national and sub-national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Honduras.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) increased organizational capabilities in 12 women’s rights organizations and platforms; (2) increased capacity of 12 women’s rights organizations and platforms to develop quality inclusive programs and effective mobilization actions. These activities are adapted to the needs and interests of vulnerable and marginalized women and girls; (3) improved effectiveness of seven platforms, networks and alliances for defending women’s rights at national and infra-national levels to influence gender-sensitive policies and their implementation in Honduras; (4) 12 women’s rights organizations’ and platforms completed self-assessments of their organizations capacity, and nine of them designed their organization strengthening plans; (5) nine organizations strengthened women’s and young women’s transformative leadership, implemented new work methodologies and designed more impactful advocacy campaigns; (6) seven women’s rights organizations and platforms developed networks at national and sub-national levels to enhance advocacy impact. This includes coordination of proposals and participation in dialogue tables during the government transition to ensure the inclusion of women’s priorities are included in the new government’s plan; and (7) seven women’s rights organizations continued serving women and girls by accessing the responsive fund during the COVID-19 pandemic and hurricanes Eta and Iota in 2020.These interventions benefited over1,700 women (68% adults and 32% young people under 30 years old) and their families. Most were indigenous and Afro-Hondurans living in remote communities, and maquila workers.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $549,495
Transactions
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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