Updated Jun 09, 2020
As a Women’s Fund, Urgent Action Fund-Africa is committed to supporting the resilience and wellbeing of African women’s human rights defenders (AWHRDS) to think through and implement collective care and healing practices. The Fund is prioritizing collective care and healing as a direct and structured response to the collective distress that women and gender nonconforming communities face, which are caused by persistent forms of exclusion, violence and marginalization. The Fund’s support will go towards responding to the moment of crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The impact of the pandemic on Africa is uncertain as it has created an unprecedented situation that constantly evolves. What is clear, however, is that state-sanctioned measures to curb the spread of the disease have had a disproportionate impact on the health and wellbeing of women and gender non-conforming communities. The pandemic is a multidimensional crisis that has had adverse effects on prevailing economic, health and social care systems.
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Mental Health (Health)
Rapid Response application forms are availableat www.uaf-africa.org/apply-for-a-grant. Once completed, email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.