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Call for Proposals for Nigeria: Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) & Spotlight Initiative

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 7, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on August 22, 2019
Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund logo
Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund logo

The WPHF is governed by a Funding Board at the global level, which is comprised of 4 UN entities (UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, PBSO), 4 donor Member States (Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway), and 4 Civil Society Orgs. (Cordaid, GNWP, APWAPS, WANEP).

The focus of this call is on women-led, women’s rights organizations representing and working on behalf of groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, such as those marginalized and excluded due to poverty, ethnicity, disability, age, geography, migratory status, HIV status, among others, which is in clear alignment with the 2030 Agenda and the principle of leaving no one behind in EVAW programming.

WPHF seeks to fund projects that are high impact, innovative, and contribute directly to:
1. Influence and advance progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG), including sexual and gender based violence;
2. Enhance women and girls’ safety, security.

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Eligibility: national and local women- led, or women’s rights-focused civil society organizations based in/have ongoing activities in Northeast Nigeria (specifically Borno and Yobe States).
Applications must be in English or French.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Aug 08, 2019
Aug 08, 2019

Thank you for sharing, Ana!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.