Project profile — Improving the Integration of Women in the Haitian National Police


Cowater International Inc. (61009)
2020-10-16 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Police (15132) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• 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 seeks to increase the number of female police officers within the Haitian National Police (HNP), which will help improve security and peace in the country, particularly in the project’s target areas. The project’s activities will allow young women, primarily from at-risk areas with prevailing violence and insecurity, to join the HNP and contribute to the country’s peace and security efforts. The project will also help advance intervention practices and the policing and security culture in Haiti by integrating more women into its police forces.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (1) the HNP has strengthened its capacity to implement a gender-sensitive recruitment mechanism; (2) the Haitian National Police Academy has increased its capacity to ensure the success of its male and female students; (3) an improved ability to retain female police officers within the HNP; and (4) young women are better able to join peace and security movements.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) developed training modules for female police recruits; (2) developed a distance learning platform; (3) held three training and awareness sessions on policing for 100 young women; (4) conducted a recruitment campaign for young female police recruits; (5) 81 female police recruits received pedagogical and psychological support in preparation for the entrance exam to the National Police Academy; (6) conducted a gender-based analysis; and (7) initiated and developed a communications plan on policing.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-10-2023 Disbursement $600,868
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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