Project profile — Rehabilitating survivors and their resilience


Fonds au profit des victimes - CPI
2022-01-04 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (30.00%)
Legal and judicial development (15130) (10.00%)
Human rights (15160) (10.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (10.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project aims to increase the effectiveness of the reconciliation and sustainable peacebuilding process, particularly for women, in the Bamako, Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu regions of Mali. This will help rebuild communities by providing financial support and technical assistance to victims of the conflicts arising from the 2012 crisis, including women, and the victims of the Al Mahdi case. The project also aims to have a positive impact on peace and security through inclusive dialogues and processes that focus on rebuilding social and family ties as well as building protective and resilient communities. It also provides technical support to the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission and the Administration Committee for Reparations to Victims. Project activities include: (1) conducting an awareness campaign for victims, particularly women victims, about their rights to reparation services, including the economic resilience facility ordered by the International Criminal Court; (2) providing individual and/or group rehabilitation and psychosocial support services to between 600 and 700 identified victims (at least 60% female) as well as supporting them in identifying and financing new income-generating activities; (3) supporting rehabilitation measures for victims of emblematic criminal events identified in collaboration with national civil society associations; (4) making recommendations and providing technical assistance to the Government of Mali for the effective implementation of the national reparations policy; and (5) setting up and providing technical support to a consortium of civil society organizations with expertise in supporting victims of sexual crimes. This project directly benefits about 1,300 people (at least 60% of whom are women and girls) in the Bamako, Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu regions of Mali.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased participation of the Timbuktu community, especially women, in the transitional justice and reconciliation process; and (2) improved services and mechanisms for the reparation of harm in the most serious crimes, especially for women in the Bamako, Gao and Mopti regions.

Results achieved 

Among the results obtained until March 2023: 1) identification, through a mapping exercise, of incidents of serious human rights crimes over the last 10 years in Mali, in collaboration with MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali); 2) 1,500 potential victims who would be eligible to be beneficiaries of collective reparations surveyed and whose cases were documented; 3) 1,610 people (including 903 women) participated in community meetings and workshops organized by the ICC for the market study to identify economic activities that will be implemented in Tombouctou in order for these people to receive restorative justice for the violations committed against them; 4) 96 women members of the commemoration subcommittees to strengthen their capacities in female leadership received training to enable them to actively participate in community dialogues for crimes involving sexual and gender-based violence are identified and women can see their specific needs met; 5) 1,940 victims (including 613 women) reached by the awareness and information campaign in order to inform them about their rights regarding individual and collective reparations; 6) Strategic orientation committee established for the identification of emblematic criminal events which will be the subject of reparation measures, bringing together in particular 12 civil society organizations (including 4 specifically women's) in a context of shrinking civic space and democracy in Mali, so that their voices can be heard

Budget and spending 

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