Fund for Gender Equality's application system is open

Eligible civil society organizations can submit their proposals from 9 March until 5 April 2015

Date: 09 March 2015

Further to the announcement of the  Fund for Gender Equality’s third Call for Proposals, UN Women is pleased to inform that the online grants application system is now open for the proposal submissions. Eligible applicants are invited to enter their applications from today until 5 April 2015.

This year, the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jump start progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Fund will grant applications in the areas of:

  • Women’s economic empowerment: Can include 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: Can include 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.

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality was launched in 2009 to accelerate implementation of gender equality commitments worldwide. It is the organization’s leading global grant mechanism and multi-donor Fund dedicated to rights-based programming in the two overlapping thematic areas of women’s economic and political empowerment. Since 2009, the Fund has disbursed over USD 56 million to fund 96 programmes in 72 countries.

For more information please refer to the Call for Proposals. Interested organizations are encouraged to carefully read the Online Application Guide and Frequently Asked Questions before entering the submission.