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WOMEN'S VOICE AND LEADERSHIP - KENYA (WVL) PROJECT - STRENGTHENING THE GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMMING CAPACITIES OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS (WROs) IN KENYA

About Women's Voice and Leadership Project

CREAW’s CALL #2 FOR CONCEPT NOTES 
CALL REFERENCE: CREAW/WVL/CFC/2/2021
                        
FUNDING TO WOMEN LED ORGANIZATIONS 2021-2023. 
WOMEN’S VOICE AND LEADERSHIP - KENYA (WVL) PROJECT 

CALL TITLE: STRENGTHENING THE GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMMING CAPACITIES OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS (WROs) IN KENYA



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Please read these guidelines carefully before you submit your Concept Note. CREAW reserves the right to reject Concept Notes that are not fully completed or do not meet the set eligibility criteria. 

Grant Application Opening Date: 12th July, 2021
Grant Application Closing Date: 12th  August, 2021

Read More: https://bit.ly/Call-For-Proposals-WVL-Kenya

1. Background
 
The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a feminist national nongovernmental organization whose vision is a just society where women and girls enjoy full rights and live in dignity. For more than 20 years CREAW has continued to champion, expand and actualize women’s and girl’s rights and social justice through advocating for shifts in legislation and policies that promote and protect women’s and girl’s rights, as well as building the capacity of women to demand for these rights.
 
The Kenyan civic space has been thought to be steadily shrinking over the years and a number of factors have contributed to this status quo. These factors include the enactment of policy and legal frameworks that limit the autonomy of non-governmental organizations to effectively operate, the categorization of Kenya as a middle-income country resulting in the reduction and or reprioritization of funding for interventions that protect, promote and champion the rights of women and girls.
 
The women rights organizations have been the worst affected with this emerging trend in funding. Many development partners who traditionally directly funded women’s rights institutions have opted for an approach that funds components of women rights work within  larger programs and within organizations that are not women led and or women rights organizations.
With funding from Global Affairs Canada, CARE International, Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW), Uraia Trust, Community Advocacy and Awareness (CRAWN) Trust, and Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF Africa) are implementing the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Project whose goal is to strengthen the institutional capacities and activities of county, regional and national women’s rights organizations seeking to empower women and girls advance the protection of women’s and girls’ rights and achieve gender equality.


2. Introduction to Women Voice and Leadership Program (WVL).
 
The WVL is a five-year project that aims to strengthen institutional capacity and interventions of local/ grassroots women rights organizations seeking to empower women and girls to realize their rights and achieve gender equality.   The WVL  project  defines women’s rights organizations (WROs)  as  civil society organizations active at the grassroots, county, national, or regional level, with an overt women’s or girls’ rights, gender equality or feminist  purpose,  and  play  a  central  role  in  spearheading  change  in  support  of  the empowerment  of  women  and  girls,  increasing  their  agency  to  support  vulnerable  and marginalized women and girls contributing to gender equality.