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International Grants for Development of Women Empowerment

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 25, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on November 15, 2020

The Fondation la France is committed to joining forces with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to organize this International Prize.

The Foundation is convinced that the development and empowerment of women is a powerful and sustainable engine of development.

The Prize is intended for structures that meet the following cumulative conditions:
1. Have its head office in one of the 143 countries on the list of beneficiaries of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as published by the Development Assistance Committee (CAD);
2. Be a structure of the local ecosystem of the social and inclusive economy;
3. Have an annual budget greater than or equal to twenty-five thousand euros.

Structures for purely lucrative and non-social missions are not eligible to apply for the International Prize.

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The current edition of the International Prize supports projects that contribute to the development of women's empowerment.

Projects must focus on one or more fields of action in favor of women: strengthening their economic or social independence, gender equality, access to basic products and services, fight against violence against women, improvement of 'access to education and the labor market, support for their decision-making capacity and participation in public life.

The Foundation will reward 5 laureates per year through an endowment of up to € 20,000 per project.

The language of the competition must be French.

Apply by 16th November.

For more information and application details, please visit https://fondationlafrancesengage.org/prix-international/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02
Nov 02

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 by calls such this one);
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. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers thay may 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
Oct 26
Oct 26

Thanks, Ana. How did you find the information in English? I couldn't figure out what countries were included or how to change the page to English.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02
Nov 02

Our intern is subscribed to dozen of mailing lists, groups, newsletters, for searching and pre-selecting certain calls before forwarding them to me (our office also provides monitoring services of grant opportunities).
When I checked the source I noticed it was a website in French. In spite of the eligibility being open to all ODA countries, I guess applicant organizations will be mostly French-speaking (France, Canada, former French colonies) because of the language requirement.
And yes, there should be an English version of this call!
Last but not the least, as I am fluent in French, I can assure you the English text is accurate

Jill Langhus
Oct 28
Oct 28

Thanks for clarifying. I'm just wondering how people can apply if they aren't multi-lingual, but thanks for sharing.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 28
Oct 28

Me too. But I posted it because here at WP many French speaking people have complained about the English monopoly (language, calls)...

Jill Langhus
Oct 30
Oct 30

Oh, okay. Yeah, I can see that. They need opps, too. Thanks for caring, and sharing:)

Hope you have a great, safe weekend.