Call for Proposals: Women’s Fund Asia - a fund to resource women’s and trans people’s human rights activism in the Global South

Deadline: 15 November 2018

[Photo: The Asian Age]

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) is seeking proposals for its Leading from the South (LFS), a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the Global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in the Asia region.

Women’s rights organisations in 18 countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) are eligible to apply for this programme under three grant categories. The categories are based on organisations’ size and scope of work.

  • Frontline Defenders grants (small-size grants) are directed to organisations working at the community and sub-national levels as the front line of defence against rights violations, and mobilisers of women’s and trans* people’s movements.
  • Amplifying Voices grants (medium-sized grants) are directed to national and sub-regional organisations and networks working on policy advocacy with key stakeholders and states, as well as campaigns on women’s and trans* people’s human rights.
  • Promoting Regional Feminist Agenda Grants (large-size grants) are directed to cross national, sub-regional, and regional groups and networks undertaking capacity, knowledge, and leadership building and advocacy for state accountability to advance women’s and trans* rights.

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