FUNDING: Innovate and Learn Grants

Voice has opened its first global call for grant applications. The facility supports the most marginalised and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia. Voice is an initiative by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is executed by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos. The first call for proposals is designed to >> Read more

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now accepting nominations for the second annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. This award will be given to a young female researcher who is a citizen of a sub-Saharan African country and will honor outstanding achievement in the field of gender and empowerment of women and girls. The >> Read more

NEWS: Gates Foundation announces $80 million commitment to close gender data gaps

THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $80 MILLION COMMITMENT TO CLOSE GENDER DATA GAPS AND ACCELERATE PROGRESS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS New initiative will promote gender equality and support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SEATTLE/COPENHAGEN (May 17, 2016) – In her keynote speech today at the Women Deliver conference in >> Read more

Funding opportunity: Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion

The second window of the Challenge Fund titled “Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion” will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.  Closes 15 April 2016.

UN Women Grants

UN Women Grants: Accepting applications The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 20th grant cycle (2016) from civil society organizations and government authorities. Special attention will be paid to applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small organizations (including youth organizations) in recognition of >> Read more

World Bank Group, SVRI To Fund Innovations To Prevent Gender-Based Violence

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2015--The World Bank Group and nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced an open call for funding proposals for work aimed at preventing gender-based violence in low- and middle-income countries. SVRI and the World Bank Group will provide grants of up to US$150,000 for innovations to prevent gender-based violence (GBV), a severe and neglected problem affecting more than >> Read more

[UPDATED] Call for concept notes: Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP 2)

The International Food Policy Research Institute has received a second round of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to adapt and validate a measure of women’s empowerment that agricultural development projects can use to diagnose key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related >> Read more

Nominations open for 2015 Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards - See more at UN Women. This year, the global community commits to a new UN framework for sustainable development for the next 15 years and in the current draft, the use of ICTs is included as an important means of >> Read more

30 fellowships available to attend ITC-ILO Gender Academy

The ITC-ILO Gender Academy is confirmed to take place in Turin from 16 to 27 November 2015. An initial lot of 30 fellowships covering tuition fees to participate in the Gender Academy is available. Priority is normally given to nationals from ODA recipient countries however a limited number of fellowship is also available for nationals >> Read more

Call for Applications: SEED Awards 2015

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Is it women-led? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise?  If these questions apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that SEED has opened the Call for Applications for >> Read more