Deadline: 12 September 2017.
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is currently accepting proposals for a programme entitled “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in 2017” with an aim to support the global campaign to end violence against women. AWDF will fund small sized women’s rights organisations on the African continent to lend their voice to the campaign as well as participate in activities that will end all forms of violence against women and girls in their communities.
The focus for this year’s call will be on eliminating violence against women and girls living with disabilities.
1. Raise awareness, using innovative and community driven activities, about violence against women and girls living with disabilities
2. Provide a platform for women and girls with disabilities to amplify their voices and speak against gender based violence issues
3. Combat violence against women and girls living with disabilities
The grant size is $2,000. Therefore eligible projects should have a budget of not more than $2,000 to be supported by AWDF funds. The grant period will be for 4 months from the date of award.
Must have been in existence for at least 3 years
Must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
Must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
Must have the needed organisational structures for effective implementation of the project
Must have an appreciable financial management system to properly account for funds received
Must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
Must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF or the local government office
Must complete the necessary application forms
Must have an annual budget not more than $100,000
How to Apply:
Interested small sized women’s rights organisations should send in their proposals using the required application guidelines to the AWDF secretariat via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form.
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