Women’s Voice and Leadership

Canada’s approach

This program responds to the needs of local women’s organizations in developing countries. The program, announced in June 2017, is part of our Feminist International Assistance Policy.

By providing women’s rights organizations and networks with direct funding, this program reduces funding gaps. The support we provide helps them advance gender equality and empower of women in developing countries, and promote and protect their human rights.

As part of the program, Canada will work with partners to:

  • improve the management and sustainability of local and regional women’s rights organizations
  • strengthen the capacity of women’s rights organizations to program and advocate to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
  • increase the effectiveness of local and national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change.
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