- 7 years
- 50 000 people (60% women and 40% men)
Despite the progress made so far, women and girls still face gender-based discrimination due to deeply rooted stereotypes, cultural norms, and practices. Furthermore, across many countries, women still face multiple intersecting forms of discrimination and social exclusion due to their age, ethnicity, disability, geographic location, or other factors.
The VOICE project aims to address the current challenges faced by the young population. The project explains the theory – that through increased integration of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas, gender disparities in partner countries can be addressed. If implemented, this will create an improved gender and economic model to support vulnerable populations, particularly women and girls. The project is active in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal.
Through the VOICE project, CDF Canada will ensure that gender equality initiatives are in sink with the action areas of Canada’s FIAP. The project will advance initiatives focusing on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls, and Growth that Works for Everyone.
In the seven years of the project, CDF Canada and partners will improve women and girls’ economic well-being in project countries. We aim to reach 30,000 vulnerable women and 20,000 men.
Our aim is to engage trained Canadian volunteers to create enabling settings for mainstream FIAP principles, i.e., integrating gender-responsive practices across sectors. Secondly, we will also train country partners to integrate the principles and approaches in the FIAP action areas as per their local context. This approach will provide support and uplift the vulnerable communities, especially women and girls.