Rapid Response Window: Direct Support


Direct Support (currently open for applications) up to $25,000 USD.

The RRW directly finances the provision of services to ensure women’s access and influence in track 1 and track 2 peace processes. This includes logistical and technical support that would increase the likelihood of a woman CSO representative to actively participate in or influence a peace process or the implementation of a peace agreement – such as the cost of travel arrangements, childcare, access for persons with disabilities, interpretation needs, expert advisory support, etc.

Please note, financing for CSO projects is not eligible under the Direct Support Stream. Successful applicants receive services, not funding. Services are purchased and arranged directly by the WPHF RRW Secretariat on behalf of selected applicants.

There is no deadline for applications. The RRW is demand driven and accepts submissions on a rolling basis.


Do you represent a local or national civil-society organization searching for urgently-needed direct support for a service to enhance women’s influence and participation in a current peace process?

Download the Application Materials & Apply

Email your application to WPHF-RRW@unwomen.org.

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Please note: only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by WPHF. Shortlisted applicants can expect to hear about next steps within 10 working days.

If you are looking for a grant to enhance the participation of women peacebuilders and women’s civil society organizations in national, subnational and international formal peace processes. Please click here for the RRW Short-Term Grants stream.

Are you a local or national CSO interested in applying for financing to enhance women’s participation in a peace process? Learn more by joining our next information session. Register here today.




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