Updated Sep 10, 2020

Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund & Spotlight Initiative Partnership Call for Proposal

Offered by United Nations Development Programme

The WPHF, in partnership with the Spotlight initiative, will fund qualifying projects in Afghanistan. The projects must focus on one country. Multi-country projects will NOT be accepted. The focus of the WPHF Spotlight call will be on local civil society organizations working on gender specific protection issues and violence against women and girlsin peace and security and humanitarian contexts. Special attention will be provided to applications supporting women and girls multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, such as those marginalized and excluded due to poverty, ethnicity, disability, age, geography, migratory status, HIV status, among others, which is in clear alignment with the 2030 Agenda and the principle of leaving no one in EVAW programming.

The proposal submitted must be aligned simultaneously to the two following Outcome areas:

- Spotlight Initiative Outcome 6: Women's rights groups, autonomous social movements and relevant civil society organizations, including those representing youth and groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization, more effectively influence and advance progress on GEWE and ending VAWG, including SGBV/HP.


- WPHF Outcome 5: Ensuring that women and girls’ safety, physical and mental health and security are assured and their human rights respected, requires measures that prevent acts of violence, facilitate access to services for survivors of violence, and strengthens accountability mechanisms.

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Nov 06, 2020Deadline
$25,000 - $200,000Amount
24 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)

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 Afghanistan are eligible to apply. Grassroots and local community-based organizations are particularly encouraged to apply. Joint projects are allowed and encouraged.
  • - To be considered a “Women’s Rights or Feminist Organization,” the organization’s official mission/vision statement must reflect its commitment to addressing multiple/intersecting forms of discrimination and advancing gender equality and women’s rights. The organization must aim to address the underlying drivers/systems/structures, including patriarchy and gendered power dynamics, those that perpetuate gender-based violence, and work to transform these.
  • - “Women-led organization” must be headed by a woman as director/head of organization.
  • - Other CSOs must demonstrate experience in addressing violence against women and girls, gender inequalities and/or women’s rights.
  • - Women’s funds are particularly encouraged to apply to expand the reach of the funding to a broader crosssection of civil society.
  • - Women’s funds that are not registered in the country of implementation may apply in partnership with a locally registered implementing partner as the lead applicant.

Application Directions

Application packages should be emailed to: evawg.afg@unwomen.org, copy marie.palitzyne@unwomen.org


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