Project profile — Every Girl Can


World Vision Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119304855)
2021-03-09 - 2025-12-01
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (25.00%)
• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (15.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (5.00%)
• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (5.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

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)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• 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 change social norms in families, communities, and schools, and improve the delivery of government services to reduce incidents of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) experienced by girls and young women, between the ages of 10 and 24, in Nampula province of Mozambique. Project activities include: (1) providing information to girls and young women on gender equality and rights, alternatives to early marriage, harmful traditional practices, and initiation rites, as well as on sexual reproductive health and rights and SGBV services; (2) engaging with men and boys to change attitudes on gender equality and support local and community-based women’s organizations to engage initiation matrons, women leaders and caregivers in dialogue on the protection of girls’ rights; and (3) providing training to teachers and school staff and encouraging dialogue between parents, students, teachers, and school leadership to empower girls and eliminate SGBV based at school.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved effectiveness of government protection institutions to deliver gender-responsive sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) services for girls and young women; (2) enhanced agency and decision-making by girls and young women to protect themselves from SGBV and be active change agents; and (3) enhanced community and support systems that advance gender equality for girls and young women by strengthening their agency, rights and protection from SGBV and gender discrimination.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,440,000
Planned disbursement $2,507,223
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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