We are very pleased to share with you information on a special funding window to address violence against women and girls with disabilities. Please find information below and in links. I hope that you will consider applying. Please review eligibility criteria in the instructions and note that UN agencies are not eligible to apply.
The GPcwd has a Child Protection Task Force that focuses on the issue of violence against children with disabilities. If you would like to contact the task force to either join the group or to ask any questions on this topic, please contact the task force chair: Anna Darling, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 21st grant cycle (2017). Civil society organizations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of three years. The application deadline is 5 December 2017.
Proposals are invited under the following three programmatic areas: (1) Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls; (2) Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and (3) Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.
This year, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications that specifically focus on: (a) addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; and/or (b) addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.
Applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small women’s organizations are prioritized, in recognition of them being the driving force of the ending violence against women agenda, as well as being at the forefront of reaching women and girls survivors at the grassroots level.
The complete Call for Proposals detailing criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines is available at: http://grants.unwomen.org/ or via the UN Women homepage.
Special window addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities: Despite the growing global focus on persons with disabilities driven by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals, violence against women and girls with disabilities in particular has been broadly overlooked. To highlight this issue, the UN Trust Fund has open a new grant-making window focusing on addressing the issue of violence against women and girls with disabilities. This thematic window presents an opportunity to engage in efforts to both prevent violence from occurring in the first place and to complement the actions of the response system to avert repeated cycles of violence against women and girls with disabilities. It also has the potential to provide valuable evidence of ‘what works’ that can be used to foster considerable change in this area. Organizations working on addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities in all ODA recipient countries are eligible. Priority will be given to organizations with longstanding intersectional experience in both disability and violence against women and girls, and where proposal development has been led by women and girls with disabilities.