Papua New Guineahas been long subjected to inter clan rivalries and economic, political and cultural pressures that led to continued armed conflict and social breakdown. The ensuing violence and destabilization are impacting severely women and girls.

In addition, studiesindicate that violence against women and girls (VAWG), particularly domestic violence, has increased during COVID-19.3In contexts where movement is restricted, people are confined, poverty and unemployment are increasing, and protection and health systems are weak, women and girls are at greater risk of experiencing gender-based violence.

In response, this call for proposal is designed to offer institutional support to build organizational resilience and funding for flexible programme activities that respond to the new realities of COVID-19.

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Aug 21, 2020Deadline
$30,000 - $200,000Amount
24 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryPapua New Guinea
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Social Development (Youth)

Who is eligible to apply and receive funding?

  • International, national and local women-led, women’s rights, feminist, or civil society organizations with a proven track record working with women and girls, in PNG are eligible to apply. Grassroots and local community-based organizations are particularly encouraged to apply. Joint projects are allowed and encouraged.

Application Directions

Application packages should be emailed to: cfp.pngco@unwomen.orgwith copy to


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