The Arca Foundation: Advancing Social Equity and Justice

Over the years, the Arca Foundation has looked to activists, academics, policy makers, and intellectuals to inform its grant making. Many of these individuals have served on the board, helped to educate trustees and introduced the foundation to a wide arena of philanthropy. The Arca Foundation is dedicated to advancing social equity and justice, particularly given the growing disparities in our world. The Foundation believes that a vibrant democracy requires an organized and informed … [Read more...]

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) is the first national democracy assistance foundation to be established in Asia, and is devoted to strengthening democracy and human rights in Taiwan and abroad. The Foundation's primary concerns are to further consolidate Taiwan's democratic system, to promote democracy in Asia, and to participate actively in the global democratic network. The Foundation is committed to the vision of working together with like-minded organizations and individuals, … [Read more...]

The Sigrid Rausing Trust : Supporting Human Rights

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a UK grantmaking foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £250 million to human rights organisations all over the world. Our guiding principles are: We recognise the value of core funding. We look for good and effective leadership. We are flexible and responsive to needs and opportunities. We value clarity and brevity in applications and reports. We look to … [Read more...]

Job : WVI: Regional Child Health Now Specialist- Costa Rica

Deadline:  5 Feb 2013 World Vision International has invited applications from qualified and suitable applicants for the job/vacancy of Regional Child Health Now Specialist - LACRO. This is an local role that will be based in the country of the successful candidate within the region (Latin America and the Caribbean) under a local contract. Please note that this position is Family-Spouse with Children. The duration of this job is 2 years. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Law, … [Read more...]

UNICEF Job: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Patna India

Deadline: 6 Feb 2013 UNICEF India has invited applications from qualified and deserving candidates  for the job/vacancy of Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Polio Eradication. Locations of this job will be based in  Patna, Bihar-India. The incumbent will provide technical oversight and guidance to the monitoring, evaluation and data management requirements of the Communication component of the Polio Programme in Bihar State.  Education  University degree in public health, … [Read more...]

Care USA Requires Deputy Director – Learning Tours – Washington

Date Posted: 16 Jan 2013 Applications are invited by Care USA from qualified and deserving candidates for the job/vacancy of Deputy Director, Learning Tours. Location of this job is Washington-US. Kindly note that job type is full time, Accompanied - Family and requires upto 40% travel. Responsibilities: • Project management; • Manage and support Program Manager and Program Officer; • Serve and Represent as a leader of the Global Advocacy Initiatives team; • Follow-up Advocacy … [Read more...]

CREA’s Training Program for women leaders in NGOs in South Asia

CREA is organizing the Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute from 28 January to 1 February 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Institute is an annual five-day residential training programme aims to build the conceptual clarity of participants on gender, feminism, feminist leadership, and movement building, and their links to human rights in the South Asian context. It also aims to strengthen feminist leadership, strategies, and collective power of young women for their voices … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations’ Human Rights Data Initiative

The Open Society Foundations' Human Rights Data Initiative (HRDI) helps human rights organizations improve their capacity to make the data they collect searchable and reusable, and to capture data in such a way that it can be cross–referenced, integrated with new analytical tools, and disseminated through a host of new distribution platforms. HRDI is currently conducting research on topics that cut across the fields of human rights and transparency/accountability, where new uses of data can be … [Read more...]

UN Women Call for Proposals under the Civil Society Grant Facility

UN Women has launched a grant making facility for civil society organizations under the 'Increasing Accountability in Financing Gender Equality' (F4GE) programme to to support innovative knowledge building, advocacy, capacity building, alliance-building and networking for financing for gender equality. The F4GE programme is implemented by UN Women in collaboration with ITC/ILO and with the support of the European Commission and the Government of Spain. The programme covers 15 countries … [Read more...]

UNICEF seeking Expressions of Interest on Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme

UNICEF is inviting organizations/agencies (including research institutions) to submit an expression of interest to enter into partnerships on the following key areas within the ‘peacebuilding, education and advocacy’ programme. This expression of interest if part of the four-year peacebuilding, education and advocacy programme, implemented by UNICEF, in recognition that insecurity is a primary development challenge of our time and a significant barrier to the achievement of the Millennium … [Read more...]

Call For Applications Minority Rights Advocacy Programme Asia Online Course

Deadline: 19 September 2012 Country/Region :   ASIA: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. Minority Rights International (MRG) Invites applications for Online Training  Course "Global Advocacy Programm Asia" , Duration of this course will be 12 weeks,  conducted during 24 September 2012  to  December 14th, 2012 online. Are you working on minority rights issues in Asia? * Are you working on minority rights … [Read more...]

$100,000 ONE Africa Award for African NGOs working for MDGs

The ONE Africa Award has announced a call for applications for organizations in Africa to apply for the $100,000. The awards seeks to recognize, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organizations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivize more of such efforts (The award may be split into two prizes in … [Read more...]

Nominations invited for 2012 Regional Search for Outstanding Young Advocates

Deadline-23 September 2012 Countries/Region- Philippines Federation of Young Advocates please to invite applications for the 2012 Search for Outstanding Young Advocates which will recognize individuals or organization that has made concrete and significant contributions to the advancement of youth development and empowerment on the following categories: Education (Academic or Non-Academic), Peace and Human Rights, Youth Development/Empowerment (Good Governance, Legislation), Media … [Read more...]

Call for Applications invited for the Global Youth Forum-Bali, Indonesia

Deadline- 15th September 2012 Countries/Region- All Countries Applications are invited for Global Youth Forum at Bali, Indonesia which will be held on 4th-6th of December.The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum aims to address these questions and represents the peak of efforts by UN agencies, young people and civil society to translate the participatory aspirations of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) into a sustainable youth advocacy network. Specifically, … [Read more...]

How to submit a Letter of Inquiry to Rockefeller Brothers Fund for Seeking Grant

Link to the main page The Rockefeller Brothers Fund provides its grants on themes of Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development. Again, this fund also has a focus on certain geographical areas only. The Fund currently works in three pivotal places:  New York City, Western Balkans, and Southern China. The fund is open to accepting unsolicited Letter of Inquiry (LOI) but it also advises that the chance of winning a grant through such a request is low. However, you can still … [Read more...]

Call for Proposal for civil society coalitions to monitor the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plans

Deadline- August 21, 2012 Countries/Region- Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain The Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation invites proposals for civil society coalitions to monitor the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plans. EU Member States developed plans to improve the economic and social integration of Romani citizens. EU candidate countries … [Read more...]

Expressions of Interest invited for Seeking Research Partnerships on Implications for Land Rights and Livelihoods in Southern Africa

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa is Engaged in research and  policy advocacy on the issue of large-scale land acquisitions in Africa and in Southern Africa. PLAAS is working on various projects with partnerships like Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) and  doing research and engaging in policy advocacy in Africa and in Southern Africa, PLASS is also  part of the Future … [Read more...]

APWLD Call for Proposals: Community Based Participatory Research

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) has issued this call for proposals for the Community Based Participatory Research which is designed to build the capacity of rural, indigenous and migrant (RIM) women’s organizations to be vocal and effective advocates for rights based approaches to development. Specifically it aims to build the capacity, resources and strategies of RIM women in nine (9) communities to research and document evidence to support national and … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations’ Grants Program: Request for Proposals “Fighting Torture in Health Care”

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) is requesting proposals from NGOs to apply for the new grants program called "Fighting Torture in Health Care." OSF is the coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care’s Standards and Litigation Working Group. It is seeking proposals from NGOs to implement proposals from organizations interested in using one or more of the mechanisms described in its recently published training manual to advance existing advocacy efforts to address torture in … [Read more...]

Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding to HIV/AIDS

The Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding to HIV/AIDS is good resource which was developed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), for NGOs, drawing on the knowledge and experience gained since the response to HIV began. The Code sets out the key principles, practice and evidence base required for successful responses to HIV with the aim of: • assisting NGOs to improve the quality and cohesiveness of our work and our accountability to partners and beneficiary communities • fostering … [Read more...]