Project profile — Lakana – Mali’s Girls and Boys Better Protected Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence


International Bureau for (CA-CRA_ACR-3894437284)
2022-11-22 - 2026-05-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Legal and judicial development:
Legal and judicial development (15130) (10.00%)
Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social/welfare services (16010) (15.00%)

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)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal 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 support government services and civil society actors involved in the defense of children's rights, specifically targeting the prevention and fight against sexual violence against children, especially girls, including the care and rehabilitation of victims. Project activities include: (1) implementing effective procedures to prevent and take prompt and appropriate action against child abuse; (2) developing participatory educational and training materials for selected state professional bodies; and (3) supporting schools and training services of state bodies to provide courses on the prevention and fight against sexual and gender-based violence.The beneficiaries are the technical services responsible for the protection of children, in particular the services of the Ministry for the Advancement of Women, Children and Families, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Security and Civil Protection, the Ministry of Health and Social Development, the Ministry of National Education, as well as other technical departments and organizations that defend the rights of children, especially girls and women.

Expected results 

The expected results of this project include: (1) improved effectiveness of defense and security forces, social, medical, educational, and justice services in preventing and addressing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against girls and boys in Mali; (2) improved child-friendly and gender-sensitive practices through services for the prevention, treatment, and control of SGBV against girls and boys in Mali; and (3) Increased mobilization of children, especially girls, associations supporting them, and community protection networks in the prevention of and action against SGBV against girls and boys in Mali.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,025,000
Planned disbursement $2,600,000
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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