Direct support is for women human rights defenders (WHRDs), from/working in crisis/conflict affected countries, who are seeking logistical support to participate, either individually or as a delegation, in a meeting, event or decision-making process, which contributes to their advocacy work in promoting human rights. This can be at the local, regional, or international level.
DIRECT SUPPORT DOES NOT FUND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS OR PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION.
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YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION THROUGH ONE OF THE TWO BELOW METHODS:
Offline: Click the below button to download a Word version of this form then email it to WPHF-WHRD@unwomen.org
Online: Complete the secure, data encrypted application form below then click the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the page
If your request is considered, the WPHF Window for WHRDs Unit will contact you on next steps. Selected applicants will be requested to provide additional information, including but not limited to, bank details.
REQUESTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED PREFERABLY AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT TAKES PLACE, TO ENSURE THE SUPPORT CAN BE PROVIDED IN A TIMELY MANNER.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SUPPORT REQUESTED UNDER THE WPHF WINDOW FOR WHRDs ADVOCACY STREAM CANNOT EXCEED A PERIOD OF FIVE WORKING DAYS.Individual Form Delegation Form
BEFORE YOU BEGIN PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. IF YOUR ANSWER TO THESE 4 QUESTIONS IS YES, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY:
- Are you a woman or a delegation of women, who is or has been leading, peacefully, human rights activities in your community?
- Are you 18 years old and above?
- Are you from/working in a country affected by crisis or conflict? See for reference countries that might be eligible for support: List of matters of which the UN Security Council UNSC Resolution S/2022/10: https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/3952526?ln=en
- Do you need logistical support to, individually or as a delegation, attend a national, regional, or international meeting, event, or decision-making process, as part of your advocacy work for human rights and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict contexts?
A. INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION
(for delegation applications, please complete Section B)
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION FOR THE WPHF TO BE ABLE TO ASSESS YOUR REQUEST.
B. DELEGATION APPLICATION
(If your application is for a delegation of women, please complete this section. For individual applicants, only use Section A)