The OAK Foundation is seeking applications for its Issues Affecting Women Programme with an aim to contribute to a world in which women are safe from violence and are free to exercise their full and equal human rights, and to build a strong and vibrant movement of women who are empowered individually and collectively to challenge patriarchal norms and tackle the root causes of inequality.
The Foundation supports organizations that work to end patterns of violence and exploitation that disrupt women’s lives by ensuring that rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment free from violence, and by transforming harmful social norms.
The Foundation provides minimum programme grants upto USD 25,000, except in special circumstances or in Zimbabwe.
- Movement building
- Ending violence against women
- Trafficking and exploitation
- Intra-familial violence
- Crisis situations
- adopt a rights-based approach
- recognize women as rights holders and advance the rights of women and gender equality
- have a participatory and empowering approach that places women centre stage, building on their strengths and ensuring their full and equal participation in society
- take an integrated and holistic approach, considering women in the context of their environment and culture as well as understanding the nature and causes of the issues affecting them
- promote systemic changes that hold duty bearers (i.e. governments and institutions) fully accountable for respecting, protecting and fulfilling women’s rights
- contribute to the broader women’s movement by complementing individual and community action with networking and joint advocacy initiatives
- build evidence that contributes to best practices and catalyses innovation
How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit the letter of enquiry online via given website.
Eligibility Countries: Balkans, Brazil, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Moldova, Bulgaria, the North Caucasus and (Jharkhand and West Bengal) India.
For more information, please visit Oak Foundation Grants.