Project profile — Support to Syrian Women's Rights Organizations


2020-02-20 - 2021-06-28
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Developing countries, unspecified (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 (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to respond to the needs and priorities of local grassroots women’s rights organizations (WROs) inside Syria by improving their capacity to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality at all levels of Syrian society. The project works to provide organizational, technical and thematic capacity building support to partner WROs in the region that possess the unique capacity to reach and support local grassroots WROs in Syria. Project activities include: (1) implementing capacity development plans for partner WROs; (2) providing safety, conflict sensitivity and well-being trainings to partner WROs; (3) providing technical capacity development workshops and trainings to grassroots WROs in Syria; (4) facilitating networking opportunities and knowledge exchanges for partner WROs and grassroots WROs in Syria; and (5) providing training in awareness raising and advocacy for partner WROs and grassroots WROs in Syria.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced effectiveness of targeted partner WROs in the region in supporting grassroots WROs in Syria; and (2) enhanced effectiveness of grassroots WROs in supporting women’s equal participation as actors of change for women’s rights in Syria.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $305,448
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-05-2021 Disbursement $191,496
22-10-2021 Disbursement $141,612
20-01-2022 Disbursement $8,987
30-03-2022 Disbursement $56,880
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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