African Women’s Development Fund Announces Call for Applications: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and World AIDS Day Celebration

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based violence this year, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is awarding grants to women’s rights organisations raising awareness, building campaigns and mobilizing women workers to demand for their rights and an end to violence in the world of work.

AWDF will therefore, support women’s rights organisations and groups employing innovative approaches, methodologies, tools and resources that show positive results in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls in the world of work.

AWDF is interested to hear great ideas for 16 Days campaigns focused on African women’s rights in the workplace.

Funding Information

Let AWDF know how applicants plan to use $2000 to run an innovative event, campaign or series of activities to address violence against women and girls in the world of work!

Eligibility Criteria

In keeping with AWDF’s mandate, AWDF accept applications from African women’s organisations, and particularly encourage worker-led initiatives to apply.
AWDF is particularly interested to hear from African women’s organisations mobilizing for the protection of women’s rights and an end to violence in the informal economy and in domestic work.
Interested small sized women’s rights organisations should send in their proposal using the AWDF online portal.
The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form that is provided in the portal.

2019 World AIDS Day Celebrations

For the 2019 World AIDS Day celebrations, African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has announced a call for proposals to award grants to African women’s organisations and groups to support innovative activities that will strengthen the leadership and voices of women and girls with disabilities in the HIV and AIDS response.

AWDF will support activities led by young women with disabilities, activities that highlights the needs of women and girls with disabilities living and HIV and AIDS, community driven events that help raise awareness, build visibility and call for change around the needs and involvement of women with disabilities in HIV and AIDS interventions.

AWDF encourages innovative projects that involve women especially young women with disabilities leading the implementation. They also would prioritize activities that focus on building and strengthening movements that promote the rights of women living with HIV and disability.

Activities

AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in applicant’s creative ideas! Projects may include activities that;

Build the confidence of women and young women with disabilities living with HIV and AIDS to speak out and demand for HIV services for women living with disabilities.
Increase the knowledge of women and young women with disabilities living with HIV and AIDS to take preventive measures against HIV and AIDS infection and reinfection.
Set the agenda for addressing the drivers causing HIV and AIDS infection among young women with disabilities.
Promote HIV and AIDS programming for women and young women with disabilities.
Educate key stakeholders (Health providers) and the community on the challenges faced by women and young women with disabilities living with HIV and AIDS in accessing health care.
Hold duty bearers accountable for addressing HIV and AIDS issues among women with disabilities.
Use technology, arts, culture and sports to create awareness around disability and HIV and AIDS issues.
Raise awareness among policy makers about the barriers faced by women and young women with disabilities in accessing HIV services.

Eligibility Criteria

AWDF particularly welcomes applications from organisations led by women living with disabilities and women living with HIV and AIDS.

 

For more information and how to apply for the two Calls, visit: http://awdf.org/call-for-applications/

Deadline: 24 April 2019