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International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL): Countering Online Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 16, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020
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International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) logo

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law works to build an enabling legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world.

Occasionally, we offer grants to civil society organizations and others working to promote and protect civic freedoms, as well as fellowships and internships at ICNL.

This call is part of a broader strategy to respond to online gender-based violence and smear campaigns against women human rights defenders, including organizations working in defense of women’s rights.

ICNL is inviting proposals:
a) To raise public awareness about the restricting effect of online gender-based violence on fundamental freedoms;
b) To identify collective strategies for developing counter-narratives and mechanisms to protect women human rights defenders against attacks moving forward.

This call is open to domestic civil society organizations working on women’s rights issues at the national or sub-national level in one or more of the following countries:
1. LAC: Colombia, Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico.
2. MENA: Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, and Tunisia.
3. Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
4. Europe: Armenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.
5. Africa: Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

Grant amounts are not fixed, but successful grant applications may range from $10,000 to $25,000 to applicants from eligible countries.

Utilize This Offer

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law has announced a call for proposals to ensure that women human rights defenders can freely operate in online spaces.

Applications must be submitted in English or Spanish.

Applicants should submit their applications no later than April 30, 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 16
Mar 16

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 = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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 proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit 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. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Mar 18
Mar 18

Thanks, Ana.