Every year, AWDF supports innovative women’s rights groups and organizations under the small grants initiative, to coordinate activities around World AIDS Day and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence.
This year, under this initiative, AWDF will focus on education and awareness on preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) as well as promoting women’s access to comprehensive mental health and wellness services.
WORLD AIDS DAY 2020
Every year on 1 December we commemorate World AIDS Day, as an act of solidarity with women living with HIV and AIDS, and an opportunity to remind duty bearers and society at large to keep the focus and momentum on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
AWDF instituted the World AIDS Day (WAD) grants programme to support women’s rights organisations to actively participate in the global campaign and keep African women’s priorities around HIV and AIDS on the African and global agenda. The programme seeks to support women’s organizations to raise their
voices and support the leadership of women living with HIV and AIDS.
The WAD programme provides a maximum grant of US$2,000 to women’s rights organizations. The activities must promote women’s rights and involve women in planning and leadership of activities
16 days of Activism against Gender-Based violence
AWDF will focus on ‘women’s mental health and wellness’ during the 2020 Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Women groups and organizations will be supported during the activism period to intensify education and awareness on preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) as well as promoting women’s access to comprehensive mental health and wellness services.
Applicants must fit AWDF’s general grantee guidelines (women-led, African women’s rights organizations).
Must have been in existence for at least 3 years
Must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
Must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
Must have the needed organizational structures for effective implementation of the project
Must have an appreciable financial management system to properly account for funds received
Must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
Must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF, a well-known women’s rights organization or the local government office
Must complete the necessary application forms
Must have an annual budget of not more than $100,000
Applications are due by 13th July 2020
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