The goal of Women, Peace, and Security: Response to the Challenges of War project is to improve the system and policies for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security and increasing women’s participation in the decision-making process in the security and defense sectors. The project also aims to find solutions to peace and security issues facing different groups of women in Ukraine on the national, regional, and local levels in times of war.
The project is implemented by the Ukrainian Women’s Fund with the financial support of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Contest’s Purpose is to support the 1325 Coalitions’ Members initiatives aimed to assisting the Regional Action Plans 1325 implementation.
Projects’ proposals submitted by 1325 Regional Coalitions’ Members from Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhya, Odesa, Kherson, and Chernivtsi regions aimed at fulfilling the tasks of Regional Action Plans 1325 will be supported under the contest.
Please note that to ensure coordination and increase the efficiency of the Regional Action Plans implementation, the projects’ topics and the work format should be approved with 1325 Regional Coalitions.
Estimated projects duration: up to four months
The grant amount and the number of supported projects’ proposals:
The maximum grant amount for each project proposal is GBP 15,000 (UAH equivalent).
9 project proposals are planned to support – one project proposal from each of the contest’s target oblast.
UWF invites for applying to the contest officially registered women’s/feminist public organizations that:
The UWF defines that women’s/feminist public organization is a public organization that has a purpose to protect women’s rights and/or promote gender equality (according to the charter).
Professional associations of women are not considered women’s rights organizations unless they prove that they follow feminist principles and advance women’s rights in addition to providing services to women.
|Relevance of proposal to the priority areas of the contest||20|
|Effectiveness of the proposed approach||20|
|The project’s correspondence to the strategic and operational goals of the Regional Action Plan 1325, coordination with other initiatives implemented by the 1325 Coalition Members||20|
|Clarity of expected results of the proposal and measures to track the progress||20|
|Capacity to deliver the proposed results, as proven by previous experience and available resources of the organization (office, staff, organizational policies and procedures)||20|
Initiatives not supported: Providing incentives to government employees; support of political parties; initiatives that are aimed at supporting professional associations and are not feminist; initiatives that cause damage to the environment.
Ineligible costs: construction, purchase of equipment/assets over $1,000/item, office rent.
Application procedure: interested organizations shall submit the following
UWF will acknowledge the receipt of the proposal by e-mail.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Grants Selection Committee.
UWF reserves the right to:
Questions: please send your questions to email@example.com indicating the name of the call (“Regional Action Plans 1325 implementation’s assistance”) by September 20, 2023. All questions and answers will be published on the UWF information resources, as well as distributed through Regional Coalitions 1325.