Project profile — Together for Equality



Overview 

CA-3-P009161001
$4,994,525
Éducation International-Coopérative de Services de Développement et (CA-CRA_ACR-3144117868)
2022-03-28 - 2026-11-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (50.00%)
• Bolivia (50.00%)

Sector 

• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (20.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (40.00%)
• Agricultural education/training:
Agricultural education/training (31181) (15.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to increase gender equality and to empower rural women. The beneficiaries are indigenous women and young women from the provinces of Paruro in Peru and Oropeza in Bolivia. The project aims to reduce the political, economic and social inequalities that these vulnerable populations face. These inequalities are made worse by climate change, food insecurity and the deteriorating health of their families. There is also the COVID-19 crisis, which increased the number of cases of gender-based sexual violence. The pandemic also limited their access to health services. The project will help the targeted women to be more resilient to climate change and to health crises. Sustainable economic activities will therefore help to reduce poverty in the targeted communities. Project activities include: (1) analyzing obstacles to women’s, young women’s and indigenous women’s public leadership (the goal is to use this information to strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and the authorities); (2) providing technical assistance to support and increase these women’s participation and representation (these women and local CSO representatives will be better able to respond to climate change and to control their resources and public health); (3) establishing information and awareness activities for local authorities on various issues, including gender equality, climate change, resource control and public health; (4) training and supporting beneficiaries so they can detect, prevent, intervene and protect themselves against sexual and gender-based violence; (5) establishing awareness activities on this type of violence, rights and available resources, and providing training on climate change, resource control, agroecology and public health; (6) opening travelling agroecology schools; and (7) providing entrepreneurship training and support activities to encourage the marketing of these women’s agricultural productions and those of the CSOs in the targeted communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes this project include: (1) increased and more systemic representation and participation of rural women, young women and indigenous women in the provinces of Paruro in Peru and Oropeza in Bolivia (the goal is for them to take a public leadership role, including in terms of the challenges related to climate change, resource control and public health); (2) increased prevention of, protection from and suitable services related to sexual and gender-based violence by the authorities and CSOs in rural communities in Paruro in Peru and Oropeza in Bolivia; and (3) improved and fairer access to sustainable self-employment and resource control for women beneficiaries in the provinces of Paruro in Peru and Oropeza in Bolivia.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include the following: (1) 258 people (191 women and 67 men) participated in studies on the obstacles to public leadership in Peru and Bolivia, namely difficulties women and youth face in accessing specialized services to address violence, barriers to women’s political participation, and the impact of climate change. This choice focuses on gender and the local government’s ability to respond to women’s needs; (2) organized three meetings with the participation of two women’s organizations and 12 local government officers and officials. These meetings involved discussions regarding women’s political participation in the upcoming municipal elections, the construction of a shelter for women victims of violence and the quality of services that are in place to respond to cases of violence; (3) help four workshops in Peru to identify the training needs of women and youth organizations on gender-based violence; and (4) held three training workshops in Bolivia, attended by 177 people (141 women and 26 men) to establish travelling agroecology schools. The training focused on establishing terraces in rural areas and soil fertilization.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $1,150,000
Planned disbursement $1,612,625
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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