The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) of the United States Department of State has issued a new call for proposals for ‘Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative.’
This grant opportunity is for organizations seeking to provide emergency assistance and protection to survivors of gender-based violence, including harmful traditional practices, as well as those under credible threat of imminent attack, and/or organizations that may need protection.
Project proposals can be submitted on managing a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative to provide emergency response mechanisms for survivors of gender-based violence, as well as those under credible threat of imminent attack due to their gender. This Initiative would primarily provide emergency assistance and protection for survivors of gender-based violence, including harmful traditional practices.
The program will also provide short-term assistance to civil society organizations with linked emergency assistance to either individuals or communities, including additional support such as enhanced security and measures to prevent future threats or attack. Prevention efforts will also include short-term assistance to civil society organizations who are leading efforts to raise awareness about acute and imminent
As DRL seeks proposals with global expertise, access, and networks, applicants are encouraged to consider a consortium approach. DRL will consider awarding a cooperative agreement to a consortium of at least four NGOs with global reach (“Consortium”), with one lead organization serving as the primary recipient/applicant (“Primary Applicant” or “Lead Organization”).
The deadline to submit applications is 15 February 2013. For more information, visit this link.