14 Jan 2019

2018 Call for Proposals: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund is seeking applications from organizations that qualify for grants under the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy:

(1) Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls;
(2) Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and
(3) Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.

Within this general framework, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications under two special thematic funding windows to bring attention to:

(a) addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; and
(b) addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

In all cases, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to clearly articulate the contextual challenges, expected, specific and measurable results and strategies to achieve them, with a focus on tailored approaches and interventions to adequately address the identified problem and the specific form of violence against women and girls. The ideal proposal will include references to rigorous and documented evidence to justify the investment on the basis that the approach is likely to be effective in addressing violence against women and girls at the local or national level. As the UN Trust Fund aims to expand the global knowledge base on ‘what works’ to end violence against women and girls, applications from  organizations piloting, testing, upscaling or replicating evidence-based innovative and promising results-based approaches that carry a promise of broader application are welcome.

UN Trust Fund’s Priority Programmatic Areas

The UN Trust Fund’s programmatic areas complement existing national and UN-led efforts to protect human rights and promote gender equality in the context of Sustainable Development Goals and other existing international commitments to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Proposals must contribute to one or more of the following areas that are the focus of the Fund’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020:
(1) Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls;
(2) Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and
(3) Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.

The UN Trust Fund’sspecial window of grant-making will focus on addressing the issue of sexual and gender based violence in humanitarian crisis context, experienced by refugee and internally displaced women and girls. By taking a bottom-up approach and with a view to address the longer-term needs and finding durable solutions for displaced women and girls, the UN Trust Fund seeks to contribute to bridging the humanitarian and development divide and be a tool for localization.

For a second year running, the UN Trust Fund opens a special window of grant-making focused on addressing the issue of violence against women and girls with disabilities. This thematic window presents an opportunity to engage in efforts to both prevent violence from occurring in the first place and to complement the actions of the response system to avert repeated cycles of violence against women and girls with disabilities. It also has the potential to provide valuable evidence of ‘what works’ that can be used to foster considerable change in this area.

Funding:

3-year grants of US$ 150,001 to US$ 1 million for all civil society organizations
3-year grants of US$ 50,000 to US$ 150,000 for small civil society organizations

Deadline:

The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 18 January 2019, 11:59 pm New York Time (EDT).

Eligible Countries:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivorie, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia (Republic of The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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