The Women’s Peace Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) has launched a Rapid Response Window (RRW) to address the funding gap on women’s participation in formal peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements.
The WPHF RRW provides financing for strategic, short term and urgent services and initiatives led by women peacebuilders and women’s civil society organizations to increase women’s influence in national, subnational and international formal peace processes. The WPHF RRW does not support community-focused initiatives and is not intended to fund medium or long-term peacebuilding initiatives.
This new funding mechanism is open to formal peace processes in all ODA eligible countries with a track 1 or track 2 peace process or implementation of a peace agreement. See definitions of peace process, track 1, track 2 and implementation of peace agreement here.
The Women’s Peace Humanitarian Fund RRW is open to receive proposals for maximum duration of six months through two available streams:
Direct Support Stream (up to $25,000 USD – this is not a grant and no funding will be provided to the beneficiaries)
Apply for Short-term Grant: Please note that organizations can apply for both Direct Support and Short-Term Grant at the same time. If you are applying for both, you must submit a separate application form using the appropriate templates.
You can apply for both grants and there is no deadline to apply.
Eligibility Criteria:Do you represent a local or national civil society organization (especially women-led) seeking to increase women’s participation in a specific track 1 or track 2 formal peace process, or specific peace agreement monitoring and implementation mechanisms?
Are you a woman peacebuilder seeking to influence or participate to a specific track 1 or track 2 formal peace process, or specific peace agreement monitoring and implementation mechanisms?
The WPHF RRW or RRW INGO partners pay for costs directly so that the required service is provided rapidly. Once the WPHF RRW or RRW INGO partners pay for the service, the CSO/women peacebuilders use the service to support their work on women’s meaningful participation in peace processes or peace agreement implementation.
This includes logistical and technical support that would increase the likelihood of a woman CSO representative/woman peacebuilder to actively participate in or influence a peace process or the implementation of a peace agreement — such as the cost of childcare, access for persons with disabilities, interpretation needs, expert advisory support, travels arrangements, etc.
Please note that successful applicants receive services, not a grant. Services will be purchased and arranged directly from the WPHF RRW Secretariat or one of its partners on behalf of selected applicants.
Apply RRW Direct Support: For details guidelines and other information to Apply please click https://wphfund.org/rrw-direct-support/
The RRW is a targeted and specific window that focuses only on women’s increased participation in formal peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements.
Who can apply? For these grants the eligibility criteria below:
Women peacebuilders, informal groups of women, national, regional, local women’s rights organizations, youth focused, or young women led organizations, feminist civil society organizations, coalitions among CSOs whose work seeks to increase women’s participation in a specific Track 1 or Track 2 formal peace process, or specific peace agreement monitoring and implementation mechanisms.
Open to all ODA-eligible countries where formal peace processes Track 1 or Track 2, or the implementation of peace agreements are taking place.
Who cannot apply?
The following are NOT eligible: international non-governmental organizations (those with an international scope); government agencies or institutions; UN agencies or UN Country Teams; private sector entities; universities, think tanks or education or research institutions; political parties or local authorities.
The WPHF RRW does NOT support projects for women’s participation in political decision making that are not related to a peace agreement, nor does it finance broader work towards WPS and other peacebuilding objectives.
Community-focused peacebuilding activities and non-urgent initiatives are NOT eligible and will be immediately dismissed. For more information visit the link below:
Proposals which do not address Track 1 or 2, or peace agreement implementation will be excluded. You can find further details on the eligibility criteria and the selection process on the Call for Applications.