Norad’s Civil Society Department: Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020

Deadline: 15 October 2017

Norad’s Civil Society Department has announced a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations:

  • Allocation 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, Peace and Security
  • Allocation 2: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment and Women’s Political Participation and Empowerment)

Allocations & Priorities

  • Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, Peace and Security: The implementation and follow-up of SCR 1325 – Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security is a priority for the Norwegian government, reflected in the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015-2018). Support to civil society organizations that promote women’s participation and gender equality in peace and security is a part of this overall effort.
    • Peace processes and peace negotiations: Involve the participation of both women and men, and peace agreements address the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men.
    • Post-conflict support: Involve increase women’s political participation and influence.
  • Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment and Women’s Political Participation and Empowerment): The Sustainable Development Goals put gender equality at the heart of the international agenda. The cornerstone of Norwegian development cooperation is the promotion and respect of fundamental human rights.
    • Women’s political rights and empowerment: Ensure the equal participation of women and men in political life.
    • Women’s economic rights and empowerment: Ensure that women have full economic rights and equal opportunities to participate in the labour market.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant is required to:

  • Be an independent legal entity with its own articles of association and a responsible board. The board should be administratively separate from the day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • National and International civil society organizations and networks may apply. National or regional south based organizations or south based networks will be prioritized.
  • Have an adequate economic base for the work to be carried out, and the necessary technical and administrative competence to implement the projects.
  • For projects with field-based operations: Have an established cooperation with local partners.
  • Have documented experience and expertise within the prioritized thematic areas for this grant scheme.
  • The proposal must have women’s rights and gender equality as the main objective.
  • The proposal must be within the priority themes specified above.
  • The period of support is one to three years.
  • Adhere to the four cross- cutting issues in Norwegian development cooperation: human rights, women’s rights and gender equality, environment and climate change, and anti-corruption. The organization must demonstrate that they have analysed potential risks associated with the planned project/programme and whether it will potentially have a negative impact on the cross-cutting issues.

How to Apply

The application process consists of two parts:

  • In the first round, applicants are invited to submit a concept paper.
  • Based on the Concept Paper, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full project proposal.

Eligible Countries:

For more information, please visit Funds for Women’s Rights.

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