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DEADLINE: 2 April 2021, 12 midnight Sri Lanka Time (GMT +5:30)

Women’s Fund Asia 2021 calls for applications are now OPEN! They are now accepting applications for both our Leading from the South (LFS) and Strengthening Feminist Movements (SFM) grantmaking programmes.

The calls are open to feminist individuals and organizations working on women, girls, trans, and intersex rights in 17 countries across Asia.

Leading from the South
Leading from the South is a consortium created to resource feminist activism in the Global South, initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women, girls, and trans rights organisations in the Global South. Through grantmaking, capacity building, and other resourcing, LFS will strengthen movements, networks, and organisations—especially their advocacy capacity.

This call is open to women, girls, trans, and intersex-led organisations working with a national, regional, and/or global focus.

Strengthening Feminist Movements
The Strengthening Feminist Movements grantmaking programme is focused on supporting women, girls, trans, and intersex rights activists, groups, and networks working on the local, subnational, and national levels. It is open to individuals and organisations.

This call is open to women, girls, trans, and intersex rights activists and groups working at local, subnational, or national levels.

For both calls, applications are invited from the following 17 countries:

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

Guidelines and full eligibility criteria on their website:

Women’s Fund Asia is a regional women’s fund, committed to supporting women, girls, trans, and intersex people led interventions to enhance and strengthen access to their human rights. We envision a peaceful and egalitarian region in which women, girls, trans, and intersex people’s participation, leadership, and enjoyment of all their human rights is ensured and secure.

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