Applications are now open for the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) to fund qualifying local organizations and projects led by and working alongside women and girls in the Pacific that contribute directly to enhancing inclusive and gender responsive humanitarian/crisis planning, frameworks, and programming.
The focus of this WPHF call for proposals will be on enhancing inclusive and gender responsive humanitarian/crisis planning, frameworks and programming.
Special attention will be provided to applications supporting women and girls multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, such as those marginalized and excluded due to poverty, ethnicity, disability, age, geography, migratory status, HIV status, among others, which is in clear alignment with the 2030 Agenda and the principle of leaving no one behind.
- This Call for Proposals makes available financing to local civil society organizations in the Pacific through programmatic funding from 80,000USD to 150,000USD.
- All civil society organizations can apply for a maximum of 2-year grants.
- Projects should be implemented in the following location(s): Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.
- International, national and local women- led, women’s rights, feminist, or civil society organizations with a proven track record working with women and girls, are eligible to apply. Grassroots 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, and work to transform these.
- “Women-led organization” must be headed by a woman as director/head of organization.
- To be considered “Youth rights”, the organization’s official mission/vision must reflect its commitment to addressing multiple/intersecting forms of discrimination and advancing the rights of youth.
- “Youth-led organization” must be headed by a youth as defined by the country/organization.
- Other CSOs must demonstrate experience in addressing violence against women and girls, gender inequalities and/or women’s rights.
- The following are NOT eligible to apply for a grant from the WPHF:
- Organizations proposing a multi-country intervention.
- Organizations proposing an intervention in a country different from the eligible country;
- Lead-organizations that are not legally registered in the country/territory of implementation;
- Government agencies or institutions;
- UN agencies or UN Country Teams;
- Private individuals;
- Private sector entities;
- Universities and Education institutions.
For more information, visit https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2021/07/call-for-proposals-in-the-pacific