Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Womanifesto Sub-grant for Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Womanifesto Sub-grant: Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy.

Despite rising proportions of women parliamentarians, and the presence of the ‘largest democracies’, Asia Pacific continues to have the largest number of women living in poverty, the largest gender pay gap and some of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. The causes of these violations are complex and interrelated, stemming from the fusion of patriarchy and globalization, fundamentalism and militarism. The results include growing democracy deficits and inequality, routine violations of women’s human rights and systemic, existential threats to peace and environment. Restoration of democratic and accountable governance, that recognizes the sovereignty of the people, has never been more urgent.

APWLD believes that to have a strong democracy that is a true reflection of the citizens’ aspirations, women must be equal participants and their demands must be part of election promises and their implementation. To this end, it is not only important to have women elected into the governments, but also important to have women citizens voice their demands and be vigilant about accountability of the elected leaders.

Donor Name: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Funding name: Womanifesto Sub-grant for Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy

Deadline: Friday, 9th, March, 2018

Funding details link:

Funding limit: APWLD will provide each partner organization with a small sub-grant between USD 12,000-USD 15,000 to support the employment of a dedicated community organizer to carry out the project for 15 months.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: 15 months

Eligible organization: As below

Through this project APWLD will partner and support eight to ten organizations that will build a women’s movement around a community-driven Womanifesto or women’s agenda that articulates the aspirations of the citizens at the grassroots. In particular, partners will develop women’s political agenda, engage in and influence electoral politics, hold the elected representatives responsive and accountable to Womenifestoes, and increase the democratic participation of women from the grassroots in the political processes of their country.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

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How to apply: Interested organizations shall submit the application form by Friday 9th March 2018 to Madhura ( or fax to +66(0)53 280 847.

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