Project profile — Supporting Justice and Peace in Mali


Avocats Sans Frontières Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-2888043809)
2021-06-01 - 2025-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (15.00%)
Legal and judicial development (15130) (20.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (10.00%)
Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
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) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant 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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to empower women, girls and people in situations of vulnerability to transform their human rights into reality, through a gender equality perspective, the transformation of power relations, reconciliation and peace in Mali. This project intends to foster constructive dialogue between the different actors involved in or affected by the 2012 conflict, the violence committed against civilians and other human rights violations. This is done to reduce the incidence of violence and rights violations through participatory and inclusive approaches based on international human rights protection standards. This project supports and strengthens the work of civil society and justice actors, as well as the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), and state-established transitional justice mechanisms. Project activities include: (1) implementing education campaigns on human rights, access to justice, the fight against gender-based violence, and analyzing the results of the TJRC’s work for women, girls and people in situation of vulnerability; (2) offering legal services and psychological support to those subject to litigation; (3) providing legal training and building the capacity of civil society organizations and justice actors; and (4) training women, girls and other affected people on alternative conflict prevention and resolution. This project aims to directly benefit more than 500 000 people in the regions of Bamako, Gao, Kidal, Mopti, Segou and Timbuktu.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased use of legal services and recourse by women, girls and other vulnerable people in order to help them take better control over their lives and transform power relations between men and women; (2) increased effectiveness of women, girls and other vulnerable people, as well as civil society organizations and justice stakeholders involved in the fight against impunity and gender-based violence and discrimination; and (3) increased participation of women, girls and other vulnerable people in making decisions regarding the building and consolidation of peace and reconciliation.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) Victims' Reparation Policy drafted; (2) 5th public hearing completed; (3) chapter in the final report on the differential impact of conflicts drafted; (4) victims consulted on their needs and expectations; (5) 39 young jurists, including 20 women, trained, including through practical training program, a preparatory program and a pleading competition; (6) 12,482 beneficiaries, 71% of them women sensitized to legal education; (7) improved access to holistic support services, including legal support for 968 beneficiaries, including 571 women and 106 girls; (8) 10 civil society organizations supported, including 4 women's rights organizations, for the realization of human rights and gender equality; and (9) 32 advocacy actions carried out for the protection and respect of the human rights of women, girls and people in vulnerable situations.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,895,955
Planned disbursement $3,049,698
Transaction Date Type Value
03-06-2024 Disbursement $2,553,921
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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