The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women has begun to accept applications for its 20th global Call for Proposals, soliciting from across the world proposals for projects that address violence against women and girls.

Applicants are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of two to three years. The complete Call for Proposals detailing criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available at: http://grants.unwomen.org/. 

The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 4 May 2016.

With its 20th grants cycle, the UN Trust Fund looks to support organizations that qualify for funding under: (a) the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy; (b) the “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis; and (c) the "By Invitation Only” category.

Special attention will be paid to applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small organizations (including youth organizations) in recognition of the contribution these make to reaching women and girls at the grassroots level. The UN Trust Fund advocates for a demonstration of a minimum of 50 per cent of women in leadership positions of organizations it funds, and will take into consideration the gender composition and ratio of applicant organization’s management, senior management and board levels. Attention will also be paid to those targeting the most underserved groups (such as women and girls with disabilities, LBT, internally displaced and refugees, indigenous, older women and members of ethnic minorities).

I would particularly like to draw your attention to the special window that the UN Trust Fund has launched in its Call for Proposals this year. In the context of the current conflict-related refugee crisis, there are clearly large gaps in addressing violence against refugee women and girls, in host and in transit countries. Therefore, this special window of grant-making will focus on providing funding to organizations specifically addressing the issue of sexual and gender based violence experienced by women and girls refugees. The aim is to enhance protection efforts at the stage  of the transit process and to increase the provision of basic information and adequate basic services targeting the needs of all refugee women and girls, in both transit and host countries. The UN Trust Fund will prioritize proposals from the following target countries: Egypt, FYR Macedonia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Serbia and Turkey. Organizations working on refugee crisis related issues in other ODA recipient countries are also welcome to apply through the three programmatic areas of the UNTF general funding window.

As always, we count on your support and are extremely grateful for all of your help and assistance with our annual Call for Proposals. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate if you would help us disseminate the 20th Call announcement among your organizations, networks and partners as widely as possible. I enclose a short text below to facilitate such dissemination with profound thanks.

Warm regards,  Chrissy

Christine Hart

Resource Mobilization Specialist

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

UN Women

220 E. 42nd Street, Room 21-10

New York, NY 10007 +1 646-781-4731

christine.hart@unwomen.org

@UNTrustFundEVAW #UNTF

The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 20th grant cycle (2016) from civil society organizations and government authorities. Special attention will be paid to applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small organizations (including youth organizations) in recognition of the contribution these make to reaching women and girls at the grassroots level.

This year, the UN Trust Fund is looking to support organizations that qualify for funding under: (a) the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy; (b) a “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis; and (c) those specifically invited to submit proposals.

Applicants are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of two to three years. The application deadline is 4 May 2016.

The complete Call for Proposals detailing criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines is available at: http://grants.unwomen.org/ or via the UN Women homepage.

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