Ending Violence in the World of Work
African women are the backbone of African economies, performing labour to sustain themselves, their families, communities and countries. However, this labour often takes places in precarious conditions, with low pay, lack of protections, and frequent violations of women workers’ human rights including in the form of violence against them. To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based violence this year, the African Women’s Development Fund is awarding grants to women’s rights organisations raising awareness, building campaigns and mobilising women workers to demand for their rights and an end to violence in the world of work.
AWDF will therefore, support women’s rights organisations and groups employing innovative approaches, methodologies, tools and resources that show positive results in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls in the world of work.
AWDF is interested to hear your great ideas for 16 Days campaigns focused on African women’s rights in the workplace. In keeping with AWDF’s mandate, we accept applications from African women’s organisations, and particularly encourage worker-led initiatives to apply. Let us know how you plan to use $2000 to run an innovative event, campaign or series of activities to address violence against women and girls in the world of work!
We are particularly interested to hear from African women’s organisations mobilising for the protection of women’s rights and an end to violence in the informal economy and in domestic work.
Interested small sized women’s rights organisations should send in their proposal using the AWDF online portal that can be found in the link.
The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form that is provided in the portal.
The current call is opened from April 3rd 2019 to April 24th 2019.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Over the years women’s rights activists and organisations have worked hard to ensure that the rights of all women including the needs of women with disabilities are catered for in development processes. Despite these efforts, women with disabilities still face multiple barriers in accessing healthcare services, including HIV and AIDS services. These barriers are accentuated for women with disabilities because they are women and also because they are disabled. Women with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection because of the persistent discrimination and violation of their rights. It is therefore very important to pay particular attention to the voices and inclusion of the needs of women with disabilities in the HIV and AIDS response if we are to make significant progress.
For the 2019 World AIDS Day celebrations, AWDF will award grants to African women’s organisations and groups to support innovative activities that will strengthen the leadership and voices of women and girls with disabilities in the HIV and AIDS response. AWDF will support activities led by young women with disabilities, activities that highlights the needs of women and girls with disabilities living and HIV and AIDS, community driven events that help raise awareness, build visibility and call for change around the needs and involvement of women with disabilities in HIV and AIDS interventions.
We encourage innovative projects that involve women especially young women with disabilities leading the implementation. We also would prioritise activities that focus on building and strengthening movements that promote the rights of women living with HIV and disability.
We particularly welcome applications from organisations led by women living with disabilities and women living with HIV and AIDS.
AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in your creative ideas! Projects may include activities that;
- Build the confidence of women and young women with disabilities living with HIV and AIDS to speak out and demand for HIV services for women living with disabilities
- Increase the knowledge of women and young women with disabilities living with HIV and AIDS to take preventive measures against HIV and AIDS infection and reinfection
- Set the agenda for addressing the drivers causing HIV and AIDS infection among young women with disabilities
- Promote HIV and AIDS programming for women and young women with disabilities
- Educate key stakeholders (Health providers) and the community on the challenges faced by women and young women with disabilities living with HIV and AIDS in accessing health care
- Hold duty bearers accountable for addressing HIV and AIDS issues among women with disabilities
- Use technology, arts, culture and sports to create awareness around disability and HIV and AIDS issues
- Raise awareness among policy makers about the barriers faced by women and young women with disabilities in accessing HIV services
The current call is opened from April 3rd 2019 to April 24th 2019. We welcome applications that address issues around accessing HIV and AIDS interventions by women and young women with disabilities.