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

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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 global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world.

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The 2012 UN Trust Fund Call invites proposals in the following areas of action:

  1. Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
  2. Addressing Violence against Adolescent and Young Girls

For large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country Teams, budget requests should be within the range of a minimum of US$ 300,000 to a maximum of US$ 1 million total for duration of two to three years.

For small civil society organizations, especially grassroots women’s organizations and networks, budget requests will also be considered for a minimum of US$ 100,000.

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Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. For preparation of the Concept Note, refer to the following annexes:

  • Annex 1:  Concept Note Form
  • Annex 2:   Budget Summary

Concept Notes can be submitted in the following languages only: English, French and Spanish (please note that while the call is available in Arabic, Portuguese and Russian,  concept note applications will only be accepted in English, Spanish or French).

The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 21 January 2013, 11:59pm New York Time (EST).

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