During this 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the African Union and Oxfam are teaming up to launch the “Stand with Her” grant to support women’s rights organizations in Africa who are leading impactful campaigns to end Gender-based violence (GBV).
The “StandwithHer” initiative aims to provide targeted funding to women’s rights organizations in Africa, empowering them to lead impactful campaigns and projects to end GBV.
The focus is on supporting women’s rights organizations in implementing innovative initiatives, advocacy, and communications efforts that address the root causes of GBV and contribute to creating safer and more equitable societies.
- The total funding for the initiative will be USD75,000.
- Each organization will receive USD15,000.
- The initiative will be implemented in the form of a dedicated rapid-response grant to support women’s rights organizations starting from the 16 Days of Activism and up to 6 months thereafter.
- Rapid deployment of funds leading to tangible outcomes within 6 months of the 16 Days of Activism.
- Strengthened capacity of women’s rights organizations to address GBV at the grassroots level.
- Increased public awareness and engagement in the fight against gender-based violence.
- Advocacy efforts influence policy changes and demonstrate the importance of sustained commitment.
- Seed initiatives will have the potential for long-term impact beyond the 16 Days of Activism.
- The initiative will target 5 women’s rights organisations one of each representing the 5 regions of the continent (East, West, Noth, South, and Central).
- The grantees will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Women’s rights organisations (network, grassroots, national or regional) that have a track record in implementing initiatives to address gender-based violence. Organisations led by young women will be encouraged to apply.
- WRO that can present innovative initiatives to ending gender-based violence
- Organizations whose work is proximate to the beneficiaries
- Organisations from the 5 regions of the African Union
For more information, visit Oxfam.