United Nations Trust Fund Call for Proposals 2012: Ending Violence against Women – VAW

UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) has issued a call for proposals for the year 2012 to provide grants from US $100,000 to US $300,000 to both small grassroots-based NGOs as well as large organizations for implementing projects that address violence against women (VAW). The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (“The UN Trust Fund”), established in 1996 under the UN General Assembly 50/166, is a leading … [Read more...]


Deadline- April 20, 2012 Despite the many human rights instruments setting clear obligations for action by states and non state actors, human rights laws are rarely invoked by those fighting against these abuses. They are ready to use all of the tools at their disposal, including human rights law. Human rights can and should act as a platform upon women stand to demand housing and land, freedom from discrimination due to their gender and/or HIV status, and equal respect with men. Huairou … [Read more...]

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Women PeaceMakers Residency

Applications are now open for the Women PeaceMakers program, which is  an eight-week residency at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), located on the University of San Diego campus in San Diego, California. Four peacemakers selected to participate in this residency. The program pairs each peacemaker with a Peace Writer and a documentary film team to document her story and best practices. Selected candidates give presentations on their work both at the IPJ and in the San … [Read more...]

The Pari Project’s “Fundraising at the Grassroots level in Cambodia: Using Strategy for Prosperity”

The Pari Project in Cambodia has recently come out with a research-based report to analyze how grassroots NGOs strategize their fundraising in Cambodia. The country has more than 1500 local NGOs with another 300 international NGOs registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, despite so many organization, fundraising continues to remain a challenge for all of them. The “Fundraising at the Grassroots level in Cambodia: Using Strategy for Prosperity” (February 2012) has gathered … [Read more...]

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APWLD invites Women from Various Countries and Fields to attend the First Asia Pacific Feminist Forum in Thailand

Asia Pacific Forum for Women Law and Development (APWLD) invites women lawyers, academics and grassroots activists to register to attend the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) to be held on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and youth leaders to celebrate the collective achievements, reflect on the challenges and shifting political environments, deepen feminist knowledge and analysis, strengthen our … [Read more...]

UN Women Office in PNG invites EOI for First Phase of the Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women and Girls Project

UN Women Office in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is calling for expressions of interest from eligible supporting NGOs for the first phase of the Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women and Girls Project. Focus of this project is to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) particularly all forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). The current call for Expression of Interest is for one or several support NGOs who will play key roles at this initial phase of the Project in building capacity … [Read more...]

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amfAR funding opportunity for grassroots organizations linked to MSM/LGBT communities in Africa addressing HIV/AIDS

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is inviting grant proposals for the projects to address HIV/AIDS among gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) individuals in Africa. Grassroots organizations led by or closely linked to MSM/LGBT communities in low- and middle-income countries in Africa are encouraged to submit relevant proposals. The MSM initiative was started in 2007 with support from different international and regional agencies including UNDP, UNAIDS, and the … [Read more...]

USAID to fund $20 Million for a four-year Livelihoods Project in the Kivus and Orientale provinces in Eastern Congo

Source: http://www.enoughproject.org/blogs/us-fund-livelihoods-project-worth-20-million-eastern-congo In response to a number of calls from various advocacy groups, USAID recently announced a $20 million livelihoods project in eastern Congo inviting proposals for a four-year program in the Kivus and Orientale provinces, focused on people affected by sexual violence and the conflict minerals trade. The project is basically aimed at reaching at least 80,000 people in these provinces. In order to … [Read more...]

First Peoples Worldwide’s Keepers of the Earth Fund

First Peoples Worldwide’s Keepers of the Earth Fund aims at supporting Indigenous-led projects and increasing access to funding for Indigenous communities and supporting Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets. It supports strategies that address Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.). Keepers of the Earth Fund is seeking applications from Indigenous-led grassroots or … [Read more...]

Special Award Opportunity for Organizations using Media for Advocacy at the Grassroots

As part of the One World Media Awards 2010, the Special Award has been announced for any organization (or project) in the developing world using media to make an impact on the lives of the people. The media project can include using local community-based radio or TV initiatives (including specific programmes, channel or network of stations) or even print media of any other new form of media implemented at the ground level in developing countries. Organizations working on advocacy using media at … [Read more...]