The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is looking to strengthen collaboration with non-governmental organizations with expertise in Asia and the Pacific to enhance the protection of women human rights defenders at risk in the region.
WPHF seeks to identify a credible and experienced international, regional, or national non-governmental organization (I/NGO) to support its Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) Window in providing financial support to WHRDs from and/or working in conflict and crisis contexts in Asia and the Pacific, notably Afghanistan and Myanmar.
The selected I/NGO will support the implementation of emergency grant-making to WHRDs through the WHRD Window Safety Net stream, which provides rapid and flexible funding — currently in partnership with five INGOs — to enhance the protection of WHRDs from/working in conflict and crisis-affected countries.
I/NGOs which have experience working with WHRDs in fragile and conflict-affected contexts in Asia and the Pacific — specifically in Afghanistan and Myanmar — are eligible to apply. Organizations need to have a proven track record working on women’s rights, following feminist and human-rights based principles, addressing violence against women and girls, and protection issues of women and girls. Organizations with language capabilities relevant to Afghanistan and Myanmar will be a distinct asset.
- Size of Grants & Funding
The WPHF will grant a maximum of $400,000 USD to an I/NGO and up to $700,000 USD for a consortium of I/NGOs to deliver on activities to meet objectives.
APPLICATION PACKAGES SHOULD BE EMAILED IN ENGLISH TO WPHF-WHRD@UNWOMEN.ORG WITH THE SUBJECT LINE “WPHF-WHRD I/NGO PARTNERSHIP CFP.”
Application deadline: 10 March 2023
An information session will be organized with prospective applicants on 23 February at 1:30 pm Geneva time. To register your interest, please send an email to WPHF-WHRD@unwomen.org with the subject line “WPHF-WHRD I/NGO Partnership Information Session.”