LFS is a funding effort designed and managed by AWDF and three other females’s rights organisations: Women’s Fund Asia, Fondo Mujeres del Sur and Indigenous Women’s Fund (FIMI). Under this initiative, AWDF aims to scale up its grantmaking and advocacy initiatives to promote ladies’s rights, enhance their voices, increase economic opportunities and enhance access to areas of decision-making.
AWDF is mandated to money in all 54 African countries. Under the Leading from the South effort AWDF has actually expanded its grantmaking mandate to consist of picked nations in the Middle East.Through Leading from the South, AWDF will award grants that advance the following 3 impact locations: Eliminate violence against women and ladies & sustain respect for females’s bodily integrity and autonomy Protect complete economic rights and justice for women Expand democratic area; sustain inclusive governance and equivalent political participation of females
in Africa and the Middle East:
Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.Middle East: Iraq
, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen Funded programmes may be implemented
in any of the above countries , along with in Sudan, South Sudan, Iran and Syria.Applications will be accepted in English or French.
As soon as a grant is granted, technical support will be available in English and French.AWDF accepts applications from ladies’s rights organisations signed up and working
- in DAC recipient nations in Africa and the Middle East(see nation list in area II ). AWDF funds women-led, women’s organisations as a priority. Organisations need to have: a track record of work on females’s rights, a woman as organisational director/lead a majority(a minimum of 70 %)of ladies staff a minimum of 70%
- females associated with the governing board/body a specified
- dedication to females’s rights/gender equality in
- the organisational mission/vision/values A minimum of 70%of programmatic resources should be dedicated to direct programs on ladies’s rights; the task obtained will be managed by a lady For Ananse and Pamoja grants, we will also consider applications from networks/coalitions formed by three or more females’s groups. In this case applications will be made by one lead
- organisation who will be accountable for administering and reporting on usage of funds. Funds can just be dispersed by the lead to a maximum of 4 called partner/network members who should also be based in the two regions.Organisations should demonstrate their capability and monetary management systems to successfully carry out and represent grant funding and program delivery.Organisations need to have registration status that allows them to get funds from foreign sources.Organisations need to have been in existence for at least 3 years.Political celebrations, religious institutions, federal government bodies, for-profit organisations and people are not eligible for funding either independently or as part of a consortium.Activities to be thought about for financing: Campaigns to advance specific women’s rights programs, law and policy modification Training to develop core advocacy/social change
- skills Media and interactions projects Action-research and knowledge productionwith an advocacy focus Alliance and movement-building Strategic litigation Engaging the regional/international human rights system and worldwide treaty bodies Interventions to change public attitudes on
essential policy concerns EVALUATION AND CHOICE MAKING PROCESS All grant applications must be sent to AWDF by 24 July 2018. AWDF will acknowledge receipt by e-mail for
- all applications received.Please guarantee that you just utilize the proper, updated application. Utilizing the incorrect kind(including
- types from previous rounds)could disqualify you.Submitted applications will be reviewed
- by AWDF’s knowledgeable Program Officers and managers with the support of certified local technical advisors. The last decision for the grants will be made by the AWDF board with contributions from technical advisors.Short-listing, evaluation and choice process will
take around 15 weeks from the submission due date.