The focus of this WPHF call for proposals is on women’s participation in Beirut’s explosion response and recovery process. Special attention will be provided to applications from small women-led organization and women’s rights organization and proposals that target in their approaches women and girls who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, such as those marginalized and excluded due to poverty, ethnicity, disability, age, geography, sexual orientation, lack of citizenship or because of their migratory status. The call encourages joint applications.
The overall goal of the WPHF’s theory of change is to contribute to peaceful and gender equal societies. Achievement of this goal will require that women are empowered to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from conflict prevention, crisis response, peacebuilding, and recovery. Since its launch in 2016, WPHF has been supporting over 200 civil society organizations and is present in 20 countries or group of countries.
The proposal submitted must be aligned to the following WPHF Impact area: Impact Area 6 (Peacebuilding & Recovery): Improved socio-economic recovery and political participation of women and girls in peacebuilding contexts.
More specifically, the Call for Proposals will focus on funding the initiatives which (projects can target one or more of the below areas):
- Ensure that women’s knowledge, expertise, skills, perspectives and needs are acknowledged and integrated into the response particularly at the district level.
- Ensure that women participate in the political recovery following the explosion.
- Ensure that the risk of exclusion from relief and recovery due to lack of formal documentation is addressed, including for the children of undocumented women and men.
- The WPHF will grant around a total 630,000 USD over 18 months to Lebanon. Requested funds from WPHF in project proposals should be between the below tier threshold:
- Tier I: Organizations applying independently: No less than 20,000 USD and no more than 100,000 USD
- Tier II: Organizations applying under a consortium: no less than 100,000 USD and no more than 200,000 USD.
- All national civil society organizations can apply for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 18 months.
Projects should be implemented in the following location(s):
- Beirut Governorate
- Bourj Hammoud and Sin El Fil area in Mount Lebanon Governorate
Other parts of Lebanon, providing an explanation as to why they have been directly or indirectly affected by the impact of the Beirut port explosion and the need.
- National and local women- led, women’s rights, feminist, or civil society organizations (CSOs) with a proven track record working with women and girls in their diversity, are eligible to apply. Grassroot and local community-based organizations are particularly encouraged to apply. Joint projects are allowed and encouraged.
- To be considered a “Women’s Rights or Feminist Organization,” the organization’s official mission/vision statement must reflect its commitment to addressing multiple/intersecting forms of discrimination and advancing gender equality and women’s rights. The organization must aim to address the underlying drivers/systems/structures, including patriarchy and gendered power dynamics, those that perpetuate gender-based violence, and work to transform these.
- “Women-led organization” must be headed by a woman as director/head of organization.
- Other CSOs must demonstrate experience in addressing violence against women and girls, gender inequalities and/or women’s rights.
- The call for proposal is especially targeting and encouraging small and newly emerging organizations. Youth-led and youth focused organizations are encouraged to apply.
- The call for proposal encourages the design of inclusive projects that ensure the meaningful participation of women in all their diversity, including refugee, migrant workers, stateless, disabled, elderly and LBQT women.
For more information, visit https://arabstates.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/programme-implementation/2021/01/call-for-proposals-womens-peace-and-humanitarian-fund