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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Call for Applications: World YWCA Power to Change Fund

Call for Applications: World YWCA Power to Change Fund

The second round for the World YWCA Power to Change Fund 2012 is open! YWCA Member Associations are invited to apply to the Fund by August 31, 2012.

The aim of the Power to Change Fund is for YWCAs to develop programmes for women that lead to access to health information, especially sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), promote and provide safe spaces and combat violence in all spheres, ensure economic independence, preserve the environment, ensure that culture and traditions affect women positively, and encourage intergenerational dialogue and participation in decision-making for young women.

We invite applications for funding for projects that promote at least one of the goals of the World YWCA Strategic Framework: 

  • Women's intergenerational leadership : Women, young women and girls exercise their leadership in our lives and communities and advocate for our rights.
  • Women's rights : The social, economic, cultural, political and civil rights of women, young women and girls are promoted and protected through advocacy, programmes and services.
  • Movement building and good governance : World YWCA movement effectively fulfils its purpose to develop the leadership of women and girls by functioning at the highest level of organisational accountability.