AWDF announces Call for Proposals for World Aids Day 2020
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is seeking proposals for its World Aids Day 2020 to offer grants to African women’s rights organisations and groups to support activities that support mental health and emotional wellbeing for women living with HIV and AIDS.
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AWDF encourages innovative projects that will involve women living with HIV and AIDS in their leadership, design and implementation, and work. They also prioritise activities that focus on women living in hard to reach areas and difficult circumstances.
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 organisations to raise their voices and support the leadership of women living with HIV and AIDS.
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The grant size is a US$2,000. Therefore, eligible projects should have a budget of not more than US$2,000 to be supported by AWDF funds. The grant period will be for 4 months from the date of award.
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AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in your creative ideas! Projects may include activities that;
Use technology, arts, culture and sports to create awareness and elevate voices of African women around HIV and AIDS
Create collective spaces for care that affirm and build the confidence of women living with HIV and AIDS to speak out about their mental and emotional health
Increase the knowledge of women and young women living with HIV and AIDS to take positive measures to support emotional wellbeing and mental health
Set the agenda for addressing the drivers causing mental health illnesses in women living with HIV and AIDS § Educate key stakeholders and the community on the challenges faced by women living with HIV and AIDS in relation to their mental and emotional health
Hold duty bearers accountable for addressing HIV and AIDS and mental health and emotional wellbeing issues
Raise awareness of programme implementers and policy makers about the barriers in accessing mental health services by women and young women living with HIV and AIDS and other women managing mental health conditions.
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AWDF particularly welcome applications from organisations of women living with HIV and AIDS, women’s organisations working on improving the mental health of women, and from young women’s groups.
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 organisational 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 organisation or the local government office;
Must complete the necessary application forms;
Must have an annual budget of not more than $100,000.
For more information, visit https://awdf.org/call-for-proposals/