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

Deadline: 5 December 2017

The UN Trust Fund has launched 2017 Call for Proposals for its 21st grants cycle to support civil society organizations that qualify for funding under the three programmatic areas of its 2015-2020 Strategy.

The ultimate vision of the UN Trust Fund is a world without violence against women and girls that is aligned with international human rights standards and humanitarian law of which gender equality and the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls is an integral part.

Programmatic Areas

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:

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

Thematic Funding Windows

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

  • Addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis
  • Addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities

Funding Information

  • 3 years grants of US$ 150,001 to US$ 1 MILLION for all civil society organizations
  • 3 year grants of US$ 50,001 to US$ 150,000 for small civil society organizations

Eligibility Criteria

Type of Organization

  • Women-Led and Women’s Rights Organizations
    • That have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls.
    • Supporting documents are required (constitutions, by-laws, organigrammes) to enable the UN Trust Fund to determine whether the organization is a woman’s right and/or women-led.
  • Humanitarian Organizations
    • Organizations must either have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls in humanitarian contexts or partner with local women’s organizations that have the requisite expertise. Larger organizations should demonstrate the ability and plan to partner and build capacities of the local women’s groups and organizations.
  • Organizations of Women with Disabilities, as well as Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOS) and Civil Society Organizations working with Women and Girls with Disabilities
    • Organizations must either have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls with disabilities or partner with local women’s organizations that have the requisite expertise. For grants where the secondary partner has disability-focused expertise, their full and meaningful involvement and participation should be adequately budgeted for, built into the project work plans and should be evaluated. Ideally, applicants should demonstrate a track record of working jointly with DPOs and with women and girls with disabilities.
  • Regional/International Civil Society Organizations and Networks (Women-led, Women’s Rights and Humanitarian Organizations as well as Organizations of Persons with Disabilities Only)
    • Organizations must have national presence in the country and/or territory of implementation. The proposal must be focused on a single country and demonstrate how the proposed intervention will contribute to national change and/or capacity development and ownership of national and local women’s organizations in the implementation.

Legal and Operational Status

  • The applicant must be implementing a project in one of the countries and/or territories listed in the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients.
  • The applicant must be legally registered in the country of project implementation. Regional/ international organizations must demonstrate that they or their national implementing partners are legally registered in the country (or territory) of implementation.

How to Apply

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note via given website.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Americas & the Caribbean: Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Arab States: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Asia & the Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji,  India, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Europe and Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Serbia, Republic of, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

For more information, please visit UN Trust Fund.

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