Project profile — Feminist Futures Free from Violence



Overview 

CA-3-P009159001
$5,000,000
FOS FEMINISTA
2022-03-16 - 2025-03-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Ecuador (33.33%)
• Paraguay (33.34%)
• Mexico (33.33%)

Sector 

• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (60.00%)
• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project seeks to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). It does so by scaling up comprehensive sexual education programs for children and adolescents. The training enables them to identify violence and sexual abuse. It also helps them engage with health care providers as gender equality champions and active collaborators in the fight to eradicate SGBV. The project facilitates SGBV prevention through evidence-based intervention in schools, health centres and communities. It increases access to services and resources by ensuring strengthened health responses to SGBV by local partners and partner clinics. In addition, the project aims to influence laws and policies by increasing government sensitivity and willingness to prioritize SGBV prevention and response in their political agendas. Finally, it seeks to improve local capacities to hold governments accountable for their legal and political commitments to prevent and respond effectively to SGBV. Project activities include: (1) implementing comprehensive sexuality education curricula that aims to positively change gender inequalities; (2) training local partners and allied civil society organizations on incorporating approaches, in programming and SGBV prevention, that address gender inequalities; (3) training community leaders to identify and question harmful gender norms; (4) providing SGBV clinical services such as identification, first-line support, psychological counselling and robust referrals to women, girls, and those who have other gender identities; (5) training health care staff to examine, challenge and transform the causes of gender inequality rooted in sexual and reproductive health services. This includes SGBV prevention and response and male engagement; (6) developing strategic communications and social mobilization plans for the public to demand the government prevent and respond to SGBV; and (7) creating and disseminating advocacy reports with recommendations on how to enhance public policies on SGBV prevention and response.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened primary prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) at individual, relational, community, and institutional levels in Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico; (2) strengthened health response to SGBV for women, girls, and those who have other gender identities by Fòs Feminista partners in Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico; and (3) increased government commitment and accountability to prevent and respond effectively to SGBV in the region.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) facilitated capacity building and training activities on sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response with 23 local civil society organizations and women groups in Paraguay; (2) provided 817 sexuality and relationship counseling services to adult women over 24 years old in Ecuador; (3) provided 1,082 sexual and gender-based violence clinical services to survivors in Ecuador (265 women under 25 years old, 795 women of 25 years old and over and 22 men of 25 years old and over); and (4) created 16 alliances (five in Mexico and 11 in Paraguay) established with local institutions and organizations to increase awareness of sexual and gender-based violence and enhance accountability for addressing through observatories.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $1,700,000
Planned disbursement $1,373,004
Transactions
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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