Project profile — Promoting Women, Peace and Security Through a Culture of Peace and Social Cohesion in Cameroon



Overview 

CA-3-P011254001
$956,692
Reach Out Cameroon
2022-07-05 - 2024-06-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Cameroon (100.00%)

Sector 

• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (16.70%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (49.93%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (16.67%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (16.70%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project seeks to improve gender and age inclusivity throughout peace processes in Cameroon. Reach Out Cameroon aims to strengthen grassroots women’s participation and leadership in peacebuilding efforts and provide frameworks for peaceful dialogue, violence prevention, trauma healing, and coordinated peace advocacy and mediation efforts. Project activities include: (1) facilitating the training of women and youth through workshops on peacebuilding techniques; (2) creating local Community Peace Hubs and regional Peace Tables that serve as peacebuilding coordination bodies; (3) supporting Mobile Peace Clinics to target hard-to-reach communities of women and men to promote awareness, education and mediation on community tensions, peacebuilding, positive masculinity, non-violent resolutions of conflict, and basic sexual and reproductive health education; (4) establishing a Peace House to train civil society organizations; and (5) conducting a multi-regional forum for Women, Peace and Security leaders to exchange best practices and lessons learned from peacebuilding work across six conflict-affected regions in Cameroon.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased participation of grassroots women and young adult women in local decision-making structures; (2) increased community acceptance of the role of women and young adult women in peacebuilding and community mediation; and (3) increased peacebuilding and community mediation actions by community-based and civil society organizations, especially women-led organizations.

Results achieved 

N/A

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $167,338
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
08-05-2024 Disbursement $119,504
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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