Gender Equality

We strive towards a future where gender does not determine status, power to make decisions, or access to resources and services – a world where women, men, girls, and boys can all reach their full potential. We promote gender equality in all of our programs, to empower women, girls, and their communities to break down gender barriers and build a more equal world.

Sowing the seeds of potential

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, it is said, sets the stage for all future growth.

Daring to Deliver: Midwives on the Frontlines

Midwives are often on the frontlines of health care in developing countries, delivering crucial patient-centered care to women and their

Meet Mwatime

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity.

Dispatch from the field: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Allie Shier was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the International Development

Projet d’amélioration de l’accès à des services éducatifs de qualité (PASEQ)

Duration: 2014-2017 Location: Mali Budget: $5.3 million (Global Affairs Canada: $4.5 million; AKFC: $800,000) Description: This program sought to improve

Enhancing Employability And Leadership For Youth (EELY)

Duration: 2011-2017 Location: Pakistan Budget: $19 million (Global Affairs Canada: $16 million; AKFC: $3 million) Description: The Enhancing Employability and

Partnership For Advancing Human Development In Africa And Asia (PAHDAA)

Duration: 2012-2018 Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Budget:

Health Action Plan For Afghanistan (HAPA)

Duration: 2015-2020 Location: Afghanistan Budget: $75.2 million (Global Affairs Canada: $55 million; Agence française de développement: $13.2 million; AKFC: $7 million)

Aswan Skills Development Program (ASDP)

Duration: 2015-2020 Location: Egypt Budget: $12.5 million (Global Affairs Canada: $10.6 million; AKFC: $1.9 million) Description: The Aswan Skills Development Program is