International Women's Rights Day - funding resources and a training toolkit on women's economic empowerment

In honor of International Women’s Rights Day this Sunday, March 8th, I wanted to share the two resources below. The first one is a list of funding opportunities for women’s empowerment from from the listserve FundsforNGOs (the resource is full of useful funding resources for women’s empowerment), followed by an interesting toolkit to promote women’s economic empowerment in the face of intimate violence by WE GO!

Also, in light of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 64 being cancelled due to concerns about the corona virus, we wanted to ask if there are members who would be interested in joining a virtual roundtable later this month to discuss issues around women’s rights and legal empowerment. Please reply below if interested, and more details to come about that soon.

  1. Top Funding Grants for NGOs & Individuals Promoting Women Empowerment and Gender Equality -

Every year on March 8, the world celebrates “International Women’s Day” to recognize the outstanding contributions of all women to help forge a gender-equal world we all deserve. Small actions can have big impacts in making this vision a reality. Let’s make 2020 count for women and girls everywhere. Therefore, we have compiled a list of new funding opportunities for NGOs working to promote gender equality worldwide.

Top Funding Grants for NGOs & Individuals Promoting Women Empowerment and Gender Equality PDF attachment: International Women’s Day 2020.pdf (1.5 MB)

  1. Toolkit to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment for Anti-Violence Centres’ Operators by We Go! - description from the toolkit:

[the toolkit] is a training toolkit to build or improve the practitioners’ know-how and skills for supporting women in an effort to increase their social and economic empowerment with the goal of becoming self-sufficient in order to live a life free from intimate partner violence. The toolkit provides methodologies and tools that can be adopted or embedded in existing working practices, enhancing their effectiveness with no additional burden.

Happy International Women’s Rights Day!!!

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Hi there, for those who were planning on attending CSW, or for those who would like to get involved there is now an online forum taking place in wake of all in person events being cancelled- you can registered here for the Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Consultation Day . This will be taking place on Monday, Mar 16, 2020 10am ET (1 hours 30 minutes). You can also see the Political declaration on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women that will adopted by member states here.


Thanks for sharing. I will Love to attend the webinar

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Hi all, sharing a recording of the virtual CSW Consultation Day for those who might be interested in listening.

Listen to the recording of

our Virtual Consultation Day!

Thank you to the almost 600 people

who joined our Virtual Consultation Day!

We are so proud of and encouraged by the feminist and women activists who are still galvanizing and working toward gender equality during this difficult time.

If you were not able to join the conference, you can listen to the recording here! Additionally, read the presentations of Mabel Bianco, Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer; and Zaruhi Batoyan, Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, who were not able to present during the call.

View the accompanying Powerpoint presentation here.

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Hello Michael,

Thank you for these resources.

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