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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women accepts applications aiming to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

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28.03.2016 02:39

Eligible applicants:

Applicants from, or working in, countries and/or territories in the “List of Eligible Countries”, as follows:

  • Women-led and women’s rights organizations that are legally registered in the country of implementation and that have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls.
  • Civil society organizations that are legally registered in the country of implementation.
  • Regional/international civil society organizations and networks that have national presence in the country and/or territory of implementation. In this case, the proposal must be focused on a single country and demonstrate how the proposed intervention will contribute to national change and/or capacity development and ownership of national and local organizations in the implementation. Organizations must also demonstrate that they or their national implementing partners are legally registered in the country (or territory) of implementation.
  • Operational research/evaluation institutions specialized in gender equality and gender-based violence.
  • Government authorities at central/national, sub-national and/or local levels, including National Women’s Machineries and other sectoral Ministries.

In the context of current refugee crisis the UN Trust Fund will prioritize proposals from the following target countries: Egypt, FYR Macedonia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Serbia and Turkey. 

 UN Trust Fund Priority Programmatic Areas: 

  1. Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls;
  2. Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and
  3. Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.

Grants amounts and duration:

For large civil society organizations and governments: US$ 125,001 to US$ 1 million for 2 or 3 years.

For small civil society organizations: US$ 50,000 to US$ 125,000 for 2 or 3 years.

For purposes of grant allocation, the UN Trust Fund considers an organization “small” if its annual organizational budget is less than US$ 200,000. Organizations with a larger annual budget are not eligible to apply for a small grant.

Additional information:

The UN Trust Fund accepts grant applications in English, French and Spanish.

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. 

For more information click here.

Development Solutions services cost:

-       40,000 RUB (590 USD) for adaptation of existing concept note,

-       50,000 RUB (740 USD) for elaboration of a new concept note.