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Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund in Mali: apply by Dec 27

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 24, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 26, 2021
Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) logo
Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) logo

The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) has announced its second call for proposals in Mali to strengthen women’s participation in local efforts to advance the WPS agenda and protect the rights of women and girls.

Composed of representatives of donors, United Nations agencies and organizations of the civil society, the WPHF is a global pooled funding mechanism that aims to revive action and stimulate a significant increase in funding, participation, leadership and empowerment of women in peace and security processes and humanitarian action.

The WPHF is a flexible and fast funding mechanism. It supports quality interventions aimed at strengthening the capacity of women to locally prevent conflicts, to cope with crises and emergency situations and seize essential peacebuilding opportunities.

The WPHF aims to overcome the silos between humanitarian aid, peace and security maintenance and financing development by investing in strengthening participation, leadership and the empowerment of women through all phases, whether in times of crisis, of peace and security or development.

Since its launch in 2016, the WPHF has supported more than 300 civil society organizations and is present in 20 countries or groupings of countries.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. International organizations national and local defense rights of women, feminists or civil society, led by women and demonstrating proven experience working with women and girls.
2. The projects must be implemented in the following localities:
a) central regions (Ségou, Mopti, Bandiagara, San and Douentza) or
b) in the North (Gao, Kidal, Ménaka, Taoudéni and Timbuktu).
3. Any project proposed outside these regions should specifically target internally displaced persons and their host communities in areas with high numbers of internally displaced people.
4. Applicant organizations should demonstrate experience in addressing violence against of women and girls, gender inequalities and / or women’s rights.
5. Call and all related documents are available only in French.

Field organizations and Local community organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Joint projects are allowed and encouraged.

The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) seeks to fund qualifying civil society organizations and projects led by and working alongside women and girls in central and northern Mali that are high impact, innovative and contribute directly to the following objectives:
• Increasing women’s participation in advocating for and ensuring accountability on the WPS agenda;
• Protecting women and girls’ safety, security and human rights.

The call for proposals aims to meet the needs of local women’s organizations in fragile contexts, through two (2) funding streams:
> Funding Stream 1
Institutional Funding: from USD 2,500 to USD 30,000.
> Funding Stream 2
Project Funding: USD 30,000 to USD 200,000.

All civil society organizations can apply for grants for a period of maximum of 18 months.

Application Deadline: 27 December 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 24
Nov 24

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one.
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting.
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others.
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page (repost it). Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and / or its Resource Exchange section.

Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 26
Nov 26

Thanks, Ana.