The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. FIT's goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt, and try again.
Jane*, a mother of four in Zimbabwe, was facing exhaustion. In addition to caring for her smaller children, cooking for her family and managing her household, she received a daily list of tasks from her husband. She spent several hours every day weeding crops, gathering firewood and fetching water, without any assistance or appreciation from…
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This innovative solution used a Design Thinking methodology to engage and encourage collaboration among groups of marginalized women,…Learn More
This innovative solution tested technology-supported access to gender-sensitive, self-paced, digital learning materials to the most vulnerable…Learn More
Alitus Femina is working to reduce Sexually Transmitted Grades (STGs) – sex in exchange for positive grades – a practice that…Learn More
The FIT program has created spaces and opportunities for innovators to share their
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