Deadline: 13 July 2015
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is accepting call for proposals for enhancing disability rights in Namibia and Swaziland in order to support and build the capacity of the disability communities in Namibia and Swaziland to know, demand and defend their rights, in addition to supporting reforms and the development of laws and policies that reflect the needs and aspirations of people living with disabilities.
OSISA’s vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people, free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life.
Size of Grants
The size of the grant is up to $25,000 depending on the objectives, scope and reach of the proposed activities.
- Strengthen the voice of disability movements in general and in the process address specific issues such as inclusive education, access to justice, participation in national processes on an equal basis with others, and the right to legal capacity.
- Identify disability based discrimination including laws that discriminate and marginalise people with disabilities for purposes of reforms or development of other laws.
- Raise awareness about disability rights and the identification of cases of discrimination based disability.
- Monitor state implementation and reporting on disability rights.
- Coalitions, networks and umbrella organizations, membership or constituency-based organizations, or consortia of non-government organizations working together in Swaziland and/or Namibia are eligible to submit their proposals.
- Organizations working to promote disability rights in general or the rights of specific constituencies more broadly are also eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their proposals at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit OSISA.