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Institutionalising Women Empowerment and Gender Equality in the Philippines

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Gender Equality Resource Cente - GERC

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Philippines


$ 315,000
€ 300 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Training & Capacity Building

Project Objectives

This project hopes to institutionalize women empowerment and gender equality in Philippine cooperatives and to support We Effect Project Partners in promoting gender equality among the member-based organizations. The project is working with lead government institution in charge of regulating cooperatives in the Philippines – the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA). The project is enhancing the capacity of CDA – providing training and technical assistance to management and cooperative development workers – to ensure that cooperatives are mainstreaming gender and development in their plans, policies, programs, and services.


Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Food Security, Gender