The UN launched the second $2 million allocation of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund in Iraq in partnership with the Government of Iraq and the civil society, and with the generous support from the UK and Austria.
At country level, the fund is managed by a national steering committee which is under the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and the membership of governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as international donor communities and UN agencies. UN Women acts as the WPHF’s Technical Secretariat at the global level. UN Women also acts as the Secretariat for the WPHF’s Iraq National Steering Committee.
UN Women will welcome online proposals from national and local civil society organizations and women’s grassroots and community-based organizations that are high impact, innovative and respond directly to the following objectives: Enabling environment for the implementation of the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda commitments and conflict prevention.
Interested applicants are encouraged to read the Call for Proposals and start preparing for the online application process that will open until 8 June 2019. Application packages can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fund is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities. The goal of the WPHF’s theory of change is to achieve peaceful and gender equal societies.
Achievement of this goal will require that women are empowered to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from conflict prevention, crisis response, peacebuilding, and recovery.