Ottawa Headquarters:

275 Slater Street, Suite 1600
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Quebec Office:

1111 rue St. Charles Ouest, Bureau 700
Longueuil, QC, Canada

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

At CowaterSogema, we believe that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is critical to reducing poverty and achieving prosperous growth. Having successfully implemented projects in developing and transitioning countries with a focus on gender equality and empowering women and girls for over 32 years, CowaterSogema is recognized internationally for its technical expertise.  Our projects have integrated robust gender equality and women’s empowerment strategies that have ensured the achievement of sustainable results across a range of development sectors.

Expertise and Service Areas Include:

  • Women’s economic empowerment (WEE) through skills development, increased access to productive resources, and the development of sustainable livelihoods
  • Capacity-building of all levels of government to develop policies and services that advance gender equality
  • Design and implementation of programs to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) and increase access to services
  • Capacity-building of local women’s organizations working to advance women’s rights
  • Strengthening health systems by integrating gender equality considerations into the design and delivery of services

Supporting educational institutions in the development of gender-responsive programming and curricula