Grants: UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions — and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. The deadline for submission of applications is 21 January 2013, 11:59 EST (GMT–5).

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All applications must be submitted online. The UN Trust Fund will not accept applications submitted via e-mail, regular post and/or facsimile.
For full details about the application process, please consult the following documents:

The online application will be available from 21 November 2012 until 21 January 2013 at:

2.1. Guiding Principles of the UN Trust Fund

The UN Trust Fund promotes initiatives based on the following approaches:
 Human rights-based and gender-responsive approaches that place paramount priority on promoting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of women and girls, as well as strengthening institutional capacities at local and national levels to eliminate all forms of violence against women. This includes addressing inequitable gender norms and power disparities as the root cause of violence against women and girls, and as a violation of human rights and an impediment to development.
 Holistic and multi-sectoral responses that address women’s inter-related rights and needs in terms of prevention and response to violence against women and girls, including safety and protection, access to health, legal, property and inheritance rights, and economic security and rights.
 Focus on priority groups living in poverty and otherwise especially excluded or disadvantaged, ensuring responsiveness to diversity by tailoring interventions to particular population groups.
 Coordination and partnership-building, including among government entities, civil society organizations, especially women’s groups, and networks.
 Commitment to sharing knowledge, by documenting, evaluating and disseminating results.
Evidence-based programming, building on lessons learned and recommended practices, to ensure optimal results and use of resources.

The 2012 UN Trust Fund Call invites proposals in the following areas of action:
i. Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
ii. Addressing Violence against Adolescent and Young Girls
Through its grants, the UN Trust Fund aims to expand the global knowledge base on ‘what works’ by supporting the piloting, testing, up-scaling, evaluation, documentation and dissemination of catalytic, innovative and promising approaches on ending violence against women and girls. The ideal proposal will ensure rigorous documentation of effective approaches addressing violence against women, with a view to sharing lessons learned and providing practical guidance for other programmers.
In all cases, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to clearly articulate the contextual challenges, expected results and strategies to achieve them, with a focus on tailored approaches to address the proposed form of violence or beneficiary age group targeted through the intervention. Programmes reaching especially marginalized populations including the internally displaced, refugees, victims of trafficking, and women with disabilities will receive special consideration. Additional information will also be requested of applicants shortlisted to submit a full-fledged proposal (see section 3.3 for details).

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