Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in the Garment Industry

Global Fund for Women
Last date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Detailed Description

Global Fund for Women is partnering with Gender at Work and C&A Foundation to launch learning collaborative that identifies, supports, and learns from organizations funded to address and prevent gender-based violence in the garment industry.
Global Fund for Women invites organizations seeking to scale innovative strategies and successful interventions to submit an eligibility form for this initiative. They intend to fund organizations and coalitions (organizations working together to increase potential impact through their collaborative efforts) working to ensure that women workers are free from sexual harassment and sexual violence in places where they work and live.
Target Populations
Women garment-workers in the fashion industry, in particular populations that are economically and socially marginalized
Addressing sexual violence and sexual harassment occurring in the working places, work place hostels or dormitories, or on the commute to/from work
Focusing on one or more type of interventions – for example protection of human rights; prosecution of offenders; prevention of violence; and/or provision of services to survivors. Other intervention types may be considered.
Seeking to create change in one or more of the following domains: to increase individual awareness and agency; to increase individuals’ access to services and information; to change gender norms; and to change policies and laws and/or ensure their implementation
Using a holistic approach and engaging stakeholders from multiple sectors to create systemic change
Advocacy and media campaigns
Promoting women’s leadership at all levels
Funding Information
A total of EUR 1.2 million will be awarded over a three-year period, aiming to support three to five organizations or coalitions.
Type of Funding
Grants can support both project and overhead costs.
Overhead costs, however, should not exceed 15% of the total project budget.
Budgets must also include monitoring and evaluation, including an independent final evaluation.
Eligibility Criteria
Organizations and coalitions that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Governed, directed, and/or led by women (i.e., women occupy significant leadership positions)
Focused on transforming gender roles and practices as part of the organization’s mission and vision
Track record of working with women workers and/or addressing sexual harassment and violence at the workplace, in workplace dormitories or hostels, or on public transportation
Registered in one of the five countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam) where the proposed project will be implemented with a proposed project budget that does not exceed 50% of the organizations (or coalition’s) most recent annual budget
Possessing evidence of effectiveness (including, but not limited to, independent evaluations)
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam
For more information, please visit Global Fund for Women

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