Tuesday, 16 October 2012

UN Women Call for Proposals under the Civil Society Grant Facility

UN Women has launched a grant making facility for civil society organizations under the ‘Increasing Accountability in Financing Gender Equality’ (F4GE) programme to to support innovative knowledge building, advocacy, capacity building, alliance-building and networking for financing for gender equality.

The F4GE programme is implemented by UN Women in collaboration with ITC/ILO and with the support of the European Commission and the Government of Spain. The programme covers 15 countries (Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Senegal, Ukraine, Cameroon, Tanzania, Nepal, Peru, Bolivia and Rwanda). The current funding is offered by UN Women as part of this F4GE programme.

This Civil Society Grant Facility provides a flexible mechanism that allows civil society organizations the opportunity to test innovative approaches for generating new knowledge, undertake effective advocacy and perform a critical citizen monitoring role, in relation to financing for gender equality. The grants provided will support implementation of activities over a period of one year. The facility is intended to contribute to the following objectives:

a)    Build knowledge and evidence on financing for gender equality
b)    Build Capacity of Gender Equality Advocates to demand and monitor Financing for Gender Equality
c)     Empower networks of feminist economists and women’s organizations for effective policy advocacy for accountability and financing for gender equality

The size of the grants that will provided under this grant will be between $20,000 and $50,000 for initiatives covering a period of one year.

The deadline to submit proposals is 31 October 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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