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Call for Proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence



Deadline: 5 September 2016

The African Women’s Development Fund ( is currently accepting proposals for a programme entitled “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” to support African women’s rights organizations to organize initiatives that focus on women, communication technologies and activism against violence.

AWDF is interested in receiving applications from initiatives that engage young women and girls- in particular those led by young women themselves.

African Women and tech Activism(25 November-10 December).

Project Ideas

Some ideas for projects include:

  • Addressing cyber-harassment and online abuse of women

  • Building women’s skills around privacy, security and activism against GBV online and in social media

  • Supporting coding and app development around ending GBV

  • Using online/social media tools for advocacy and changing mind-sets around violence against women

  • Creating space for young and marginalized women to build community and discuss issues of bodily integrity, autonomy and freedom from violence using communication technologies.

Funding Information

The maximum amount of grant for up to USD $1,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be women-led, African women’s rights organizations are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Please follow the guidelines below. Note that the maximum amount of grant allowed is$1,000. If you are awarded a grant, you will be expected to send in a report of your activities that contain concrete outcome(s) of the activities implemented.

Applicants must fit AWDF’s general grantee guidelines (women-led, African women’s rights organizations).

Questions to answer:


  1. Name of Organization

  2. Address (Postal and Physical)

  3. Telephone and Fax number

  4. E-mail address, and World Wide Web address (if any)

  5. Contact person’s name and title

  6. Who completed this proposal? Please sign and date

  7. How did you learn about the African Women’s Development Fund?

2. Organizational Operations

  1. What are your organization’s main goals?

  2. When was your organization formed/

  3. Who started your organization and why?

  4. Is your organization local, national, sub – regional, or regional?

  5. Who are the main beneficiaries of your organization’s activities?

  6. Is your organization women-led?

  7. Is your organisation a women’s rights organisation? Do you identify as feminist? (please explain some characteristics that proves it)

3. Activities and / or programs

  1. What are your organisations key programme areas?

  2. Describe your organizations present activities and /or programs

  3. How does the project you are apply for fit into those plans?

4. Structure

  1. State number of board members, staff, volunteers and members if any. How many are women?

5. Finance

  1. What is your annual operating budget for the last 3 years?

  2. Who are your donors for the current year?

6. Grant Request Information

  1. How much money are you applying for?

  2. For what purpose are you seeking a grant for 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence from the African Women’s Development Fund? Please tell us specifically and clearly what activities the grant will be used for.

  3. What are the objectives of the project?

  4. What are the expected outcomes?

  5. Expected number of direct beneficiaries and how they will benefit.

  6. Expected number of indirect beneficiaries and how they will benefit.

  7. Where will the project take place?

  8. Provide a detailed budget for the project, if you have prepared the budget using your local currency; please include the US dollar equivalent.



  • Please attach a reference letter from one of your donors, an AWDF grantee or a government agency or local authority where the project will be implemented.

  • You also must complete a financial management form and an outcome forms

Applications are due by September 5th 2016

All applications should be submitted to: 


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