Grants and Contributions

Title:
P009500001: Support to Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund P009500002: Support to Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund - Emergency Response to COVID-19
Agreement Number:
7421700 P009500001 P009500002
Agreement Date:
Jul. 9, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2022
Description:
P009500001: This project supports the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), which was established in 2016 and is an innovative global partnership of the United Nations, governments and civil society organizations (CSOs). The WFPH works to empower women in precarious environments around the world, to be a force in crisis situations and to foster sustainable peace. The WPHF is active in 20 countries and has been supporting over 130 CSOs since its launch. This project works to strengthen CSOs in prevention, mediation and peacebuilding initiatives. The project also supports the creation of a new Rapid Response, which contributes to increasing women’s representation and formal leadership, and informal peace negotiations. P009500002: This project works to provide funding to local CSOs in fragile and conflict-affected states, who are actively engaged in delivering key resources and services to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 outbreaks have had significant, negative impacts in many countries. These impacts have been amplified in fragile and conflict-affected contexts where conflict drivers are further exacerbated. Local CSOs around the world are playing key roles in supporting efforts to respond to, and stem the spread of COVID-19. Project activities include: (1) persuading populations to follow public health directives; (2) advocating for specific needs for women and girls in response to COVID-19; and (3) supporting women who constitute 70% of the workers and care givers in the health and social sector globally, and are on the frontlines of the response.
Organization:
Global Affairs Canada
Expected Results:

P009500001: The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased women’s participation in decision-making processes and responses related to conflict prevention; (2) increased women’s engagement and leadership in humanitarian action; (3) enhanced women’s representation and leadership in formal and informal peace negotiations; (4) increased protections for women and girls’ human rights; and (5) increased involvement of women in economic recovery of their communities.

P009500002: The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened leadership and meaningful participation of women and girls in all decision-making processes in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak; (2) mobilized women’s organizations at community level to ensure that public health education messages on risk and prevention strategies are reaching all women; (3) supported women who are most economically affected by the crisis; (4) strengthened access to sexual and reproductive health services, including pre-and post-natal care; and (5) supported prevention and response to gender-based violence, including through safe shelters but also campaigns on social norms targeting male engagement in domestic work and combatting domestic violence.

Location:
New York , United States of America
Reference Number:
064-2020-2021-Q2-00041
Agreement Type:
Grant
Program:
P009500001 & P009500002: Peace and Stabilization Operations
Program Purpose:

P009500001 & P009500002: The Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) is an integral component of the Government of Canada’s toolbox to prevent and respond to conflicts and crises abroad. It supports rapid, effective, whole-of-government coordinated responses to a wide range of challenges and serves as a valuable instrument for supporting stability in conflict-affected regions. PSOPs provides visible and concrete assistance in response to conflicts and crises abroad through targeted programming, the deployment of Canadian police officers (in partnership with Public Safety Canada and the RCMP) and civilian personnel, and direct support to the UN and multilateral peace operations, conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding efforts.

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