Project profile — Empowerment & Equality of Women and Girls


2020-11-23 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)

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


This project seeks to drive behavioural and social change for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through the use of mass media, community radio stations and video production groups. Project activities include: (1) working with mainstream media outlets and civil society to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment among decision-makers, leaders and journalists; (2) working with radio stations and video production groups at the community level to enable women, girls, men and boys to voice their opinions about gender equality and promote social change; and (3) raising awareness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by disseminating accurate information on the virus from a gender perspective in the first year of the project’s operation.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced coordination, systematization and implementation of a strategic advocacy agenda for the empowerment of women and adolescent girls and gender equality; (2) increased adoption of gender-responsive attitudes, social norms and behaviours among decision-makers, influencers and journalists; (3) increased adoption by targeted communities of gender-equal attitudes, behaviours and norms on social issues and COVID-19 prevention, affecting women, girls, men and boys; and (4) increased awareness of women, men, girls and boys in targeted communities on COVID-19 prevention from a gendered perspective.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $500,000
Planned disbursement $350,027
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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