Call for applications by the U.S. Embassy in South Africa: Empowering youth to combat gender based violence

U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to request the following project:

A grantee will work cooperatively with the Public Affairs Section in Pretoria to tackle an important aspect of HIV/AIDS prevention, which is combatting gender based violence (GBV).  GBV has been identified as a driver of the rising rate of HIV/AIDS infections in adolescent girls and young women.   This project will provide training and engagement to a group of selected program participants including adolescent girls and boys and young men and women from South Africa’s high HIV burden areas (these must be exclusively from PEPFAR “focus districts.”  The U.S. Embassy, thought PEPFAR partners, may provide assistance in directing partner organization to potential participants).  


  • to deliver potentially life saving educational messages about countering GBV to target populations through personal interactions and media campaigns (to include social media and traditional media, including in vernacular languages where possible)
  • to raise awareness of U.S. Government funding to support the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa through U.S. PEPFAR

Maximum amount for the award: $100,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • PAS encourages applications from U.S. and South African registered not-for-profit civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience.
  • PAS encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of the project.

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Deadline: 10 September 2017