Ensuring accountability for SGBV and increased participation of women in Africa

Contract partner: OXFAM Great Britain Country: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 825.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2013 End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The proposed interventions seek to strengthen the capacity of African Women’s organizations to effectively engage the African Union Organs (AUC) through evidence based strategies and policies that empirically demonstrate the economic, political and social cost of conflict on women and girls. The programme has three result areas namely:

a) The decisions for effective policy and legal response to sexual and gender based violence before during and after conflict are influenced by empirical evidence on the economic, social and political cost of conflict the three target countries

b) Survivors of conflict related sexual and gender based violence are supported to access justice through increased use of international instruments and policies on prevention and response to SGBV at continental, regional and national

c) Increased and meaningful participation of women in continental, regional and national decision making platforms on prevention, management, response and resolution before, during and after conflict.

Oxfam and National members of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR) will implement the programme in the three target countries South Sudan, Egypt and Nigeria.

project number 2724-00/2013
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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