The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund, in partnership with the Spotlight Initiative, is thrilled to announce its first call for proposals in Afghanistan.
WPHF seeks to fund qualifying civil-society projects in Afghanistan that are high impact, innovative, and contribute directly to the following objectives:
- Influence and advance progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and on ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG), including sexual and gender based violence / harmful practices (SGBV/HP) and domestic violence
- Protect women and girls’ safety, security and human rights
This call for proposals makes available financing for local civil society organizations in Afghanistan through two primary funding streams:
- Funding stream 1: Institutional funding: from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD
To provide institutional funding to local civil society organizations working on gender-specific protection issues in peace and security and humanitarian contexts, to ensure they are able to sustain themselves through the COVID-19 crisis
- Funding stream 2: Programmatic funding: from 30,000 USD to 200,000 USD
To finance projects that aim specifically to fund programmatic activities aligned with the Spotlight Initiative’s Outcome 6 and WPHF’s Outcome 5 (listed above). Projects can be designed to directly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as long as they are aligned with the above two Outcomes.