Women, Peace, and Security: Supporting Women’s Networks to Prevent, Resolve, and Mitigate Conflict

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Funding Opportunity ID: 324974
Opportunity Number: SFOP0006548
Opportunity Title: Women, Peace, and Security: Supporting Women’s Networks to Prevent, Resolve, and Mitigate Conflict
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Women, Peace, and Security (WPS)
CFDA Number(s): 19.801
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to educational and research institutions and U.S. not-for-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign educational and research institutions, and foreign not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises.
Agency Code: DOS-SBUR-SGWI
Agency Name: Department of State
Office of Global Womens Issues
Posted Date: Feb 28, 2020
Close Date: Apr 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 28, 2020
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Global instability and violent extremism threaten U.S. and global security. The U.S. WPS Act of 2017, further expanded upon by the U.S. Strategy on WPS, have identified women’s leadership and participation as crucial to sustainable peace and security. Promoting women’s meaningful inclusion and participation across efforts to prevent conflict and build peace is not simply a women’s issue; it is a national security issue and vital for human progress. Though women provide essential contributions to lasting solutions to conflict, terrorism, and crisis, their perspectives and leadership are often absent from places where decisions are made about their countries’ and communities’ future. In addition, violence against women and girls remain pervasive before, during, and after conflicts – which prolongs conflict and inhibits the meaningful participation of women in political and security processes. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that women are partners we cannot afford to ignore, as their participation leads to better outcomes not only for women, but also for entire societies. S/GWI programs are flexible, civil society-focused, and global in reach. They incubate civil-society based solutions, inspiring and providing best practices to the Department to advance women’s empowerment as a keystone of U.S. foreign policy. S/GWI does not fund large-scale programs or long-term development work, but instead engages in the short-term practical realization of U.S. foreign policy. S/GWI seeks applicants whose work fosters women’s leadership in preventing and mitigating conflict by making decision-making more reflective of and responsive to the needs and perspectives of conflict-affected women and girls. S/GWI will analyze this program to inform other USG partnerships and to better integrate gender equality and empowering women and girls across the Department, thereby enhancing effectiveness and maximizing taxpayer investments in U.S. foreign policy.
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