Essentials
  • Fund for Gender Equality Call for Proposals
  • Theme: progress on the Post-2015 Development Agenda with a focus on women’s economic and political empowerment
  • Due date: The online application process will open from 9 March to 5 April 2015
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to read the Call for Proposals
  • For more information please click here
Summary

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is pleased to announce its third Fund for Gender Equality Call for Proposals.

This year the Fund for Gender Equality will welcome online proposal submissions from women-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that are innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder programmes that help jumpstart progress on the Post-2015 Development Agenda with a focus on women’s economic and political empowerment.

The Fund will grant applications in the areas of:

  • Women’s economic empowerment: efforts to expand women’s equal opportunities to access and control economic resources, promote women’s sustainable entrepreneurship, access to decent work and equal pay, and shared responsibility within the household.
  • Women’s political empowerment: efforts to promote women’s full and effective leadership and political participation at all levels of decision-making and in all spheres of life, or initiatives to help design, enforce and implement new and existing gender equality laws and policies, or to shift social norms and practices toward greater respect for and enjoyment of women’s equal rights.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the Call for Proposals and start preparing for the online application process that will open from 9 March to 5 April 2015. For more information please visitwww.unwomen.org/FGE.

Any individual or organization interested in knowing more about the Fund for Gender Equality and the release of the new Call for Proposals is cordially invited to participate in two upcoming events in New York in the context of the 59th session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW):

Panel on “Civil Society at the Forefront of the Post-2015 Agenda”, where UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will officially launch the Call for Proposals and discuss with other civil society and donor representatives the critical role women-led CSOs play in the implementation of women’s economic and political empowerment commitments, and in furthering the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: March  17, 2015 2015, 11.30am

Venue: UN Secretariat, DHL auditorium (UN accreditation required for entrance)

Questions & Answers Session for Civil Society Organizations on how to apply to the Call for Proposals

Date: March 18, 2015, 2.30pm

Venue: Church Center, 2nd Floor, 777 1st Avenue (no registration required)