Project profile — Women’s Voice and Leadership – Côte d’Ivoire


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2020-12-22 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

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


This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organizations 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 their activities, building their 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 significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project is implemented by CARE Canada, in partnership with CARE Côte d'Ivoire, 12 local women's rights organizations (WRO) and 3 Ivorian networks defending the rights of women and girls in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition, innovation is integrated into all aspects of the project.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include the following: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Côte d’Ivoire; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and (3) increased effectiveness of national and sub-national (or regional) women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Côte d’Ivoire.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023: (1) four out of 14 women's rights organizations (WRO) and one out of three women’s networks used the 13 best governance and management practices; (2) nine out of 14 WROs and all three women’s networks succeeded in increasing and/or diversifying their funding. The funding obtained was approximately $829,600 (CAD); (3) seven WROs and two women’s networks adopted innovative approaches to achieve their workplan targets in the second year of the project; (4) four of 14 WROs and one of three women’s networks strengthened their monitoring and evaluation plans; and (5) the number of WROs and networks that reported being confident in their own negotiation and communication skills more than doubled.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,173,842
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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