Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund calls for proposals from PHL women's organizations on gender-responsive humanitarian action and women's participation in peacebuilding
10 September 2021
Deadline for submission of proposals is on 22 October 2021
For the first time the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) has opened a window to support civil society organizations working in the Philippines. Proposals are invited for interventions that focus on finding ways to increase women’s participation in the women, peace and security agenda in the Philippines as well as enhancing women’s decision-making in conflict prevention processes and response.
About the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. Composed of representatives from donors, United Nations entities, and civil society organizations, the WPHF is a global pooled funding mechanism which aims to re-energize action and stimulate a significant increase in financing for women’s participation, leadership, and empowerment in peace and security processes and humanitarian response. The WPHF is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions designed to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities.
Nature and scope of the Call for Proposals. The WPHF will fund qualifying projects in Philippines. The projects must focus on one country. Multi- country projects will NOT be accepted.
The focus of this WPHF call for proposals will be on increasing women’s participation in advocating for and ensuring accountability on the WPS agenda as well as on enhancing decision-making of women in conflict prevention processes and response.
This call for proposals also provides the opportunity for civil society organizations, working on the implementation of the WPS agenda in Philippines, to reinforce their institutional capacities. It is encouraged for proposals to ensure gender is mainstreamed throughout all stages of the programme cycle. Proposals are also expected to identify how the application organization will utilize the grant to support coordination objectives, including coordination with other WPS actors.
Special attention will be provided to applications supporting women and girls experiencing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, such as those marginalized and excluded due to poverty, ethnicity, disability, age, geography, conflict, migratory status, HIV status, among others, which is in clear alignment with the 2030 Agenda and the principle of leaving no one behind.
More information, guidelines and the Application Form are found here.
UN entities involved in this initiative
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women