Deadline: 31 August 2015
‘Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW 2016-2020) is a new grant opportunity recently announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands to improve the position of women in low and middle income countries.
FLOW 2016-2020 is the second successor to the MDG3 Fund, which was launched in 2009 to make up for lost ground in achieving MDG3 (equal rights and opportunities for women).
FLOW 2016-2020 supports interventions by civil society organisations (and their partners) which promote an enabling environment for equal opportunities, rights and safety for women and girls in all low- and lower-middle-income countries, and/or China, Malaysia, Thailand, Jordan, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, and Tunisia, through a specific, strategic, contextual and results-based approach.
The fund gives medium-term financial support to gender equality and women’s rights programmes implemented in low- and lower-middle income countries by Dutch and international civil society organisations. By improving opportunities for women and girls and creating a climate in which women’s rights are better protected, the fund contributes at local and national level to sustainable inclusive development and to the fight against poverty and the lack of rights.
- combating violence against women;
- participation by women in politics and public administration;
- women’s economic participation and self-reliance.
For more information, visit this link.