Sunday, 23 October 2011

UN Women | Fund for Gender Equality Call for Proposals 2011-2012

The UN Women has issued a call for proposals under the Fund for Gender Equality to support innovative programmes helping women achieve political and economic empowerment. This year, the Fund has been divided to two phases and the first phase will consider proposals for Arab States region only. Proposals will be accepted in English and Arabic.

The Fund provides grants ranging from $200,000 to $1 million for impact-oriented programmes. The Fund has the following main themes with an emphasis on women in situations of marginalization. Applicants can submit their proposals to target any one of these themes:

Women’s Political Empowerment: to increase women’s leadership and influence in the decisions that affect their lives, including leadership trainings and educaiton, empowering and building the next generation of youth leaders.

Women’s Economic Empowerment: to increase women’s access to and control over resources and assets – including  land, water and viable employment – while also addressing the disproportionate burden of unpaid care work on women and girls, with particular emphasis on wholistic and environmentally sustainable programmes and approaches.

Applications will be accepted through online process only (opening from 24 October). The deadline to submit applications is 4 November 2011. For more information, visit this link.

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