AYNI and The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promotes the articulation of indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world, to agree on agendas, build capacities and develop leadership.

Funding brief: The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI) is a global network that promotes the articulation of indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world, to agree on agendas, build capacities and develop leadership.

Among the main programmatic axes, FIMI develops political advocacy in various international and high-level spaces. In addition, FIMI promotes the Global Leadership School for Indigenous Women by offering unique training opportunities for Indigenous Women of the world; FIMI promotes the Observatory of Indigenous Women against Violence and the AYNI Fund, created to accompany the development of initiatives and projects led by Indigenous Women in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI), is a global network of women that organizes indigenous women’s organizations in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the

Americas, within the framework of its first International Forum of Indigenous Women, held in Lima, Peru, in 2008, establishes the Indigenous Women’s Fund – AYNI, as a unique international fund and first of its kind, directed by indigenous women, for indigenous women. The word “AYNI”, Quechua / Quichua word, whose meaning synthesizes collaboration within the community, reciprocity, equality and justice from the indigenous world view that goes beyond the limits in time and human, including in this way in solidarity work the spirituality, nature and all the elements of the cosmos.

The purpose of this Fund is to co-invest human, financial and material resources with the women of the indigenous organizations and communities, to develop the conditions and open the opportunities that promote and contribute to the full exercise of the individual and collective human rights of women.
● Indigenous this financial tool for philanthropy, promotes and strengthens the movements of indigenous women, promotes their interaction and influence on broader movements, Strengthens their organizational processes and also
● Contributes to the strengthening and construction of their
● Leadership and their economic autonomy.

The “Leading from the South” Program aims to promote reflections and collective actions, learnings and constructions of solidarity networks between countries and regions to link the voices and experiences of indigenous women, so that, from their worldview and identity in the local spaces, articulate with movements at national and regional level for human, egalitarian and sustainable development.

The “Leading from the South” (LFS) Program is a special fund created to provide resources to promote gender equality and the promotion of women’s rights in the Global South for a period of four years (2017 to 2020). It is an initiative funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, which will be implemented jointly by four Women’s Funds: Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (for Latin America and the Caribbean), the Women’s Development Fund of Africa ( includes the Middle East and North Africa), Women’s Fund of South Asia (for Asia) and the International Forum of Indigenous Women (FIMI).

“Leading from the South” has among its main foundations, the principles of the Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination against

Women (CEDAW), it is also based on the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. From these principles, it is added to the fulfilment of goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Fund will use the allocation of funds, capacity building and other resources to strengthen women’s movements in the global South, so that they can influence public policies, reduce gaps in power relations, and overcome exclusion. discrimination, violence, and unequal treatment.

The grants will be approved in correspondence with the type of organization and its coverage according to the categories:
– Small grants
– Medium grants
– Large grants

Each proposal must complete the format, requirements and criteria specific to its category as indicated in this call.

● Small grants: The small grants will focus on projects whose implementation takes place in the 12 (twelve) month period and the maximum amount to request is $ 24,000 USD.

They may submit proposals in this category:
 Organizations led by indigenous women;
 Groups of indigenous women,
 Communities of indigenous women,
 Groups of indigenous women in mixed organizations, to be eligible they must have at least one third of women in their leadership, or have an organized section or group of women within the organization, with participation in decision-making.

The themes of the projects to be financed at this level are:
 Incidence in political power
 Institutional strengthening
 Access to public services

The possession of legal status is not essential, requiring a fiscal sponsor. The characteristics and type of supporting documentation requested can be seen in this document.

● The medium grants: The medium grants will focus on projects whose implementation takes place in the period of 12 (twelve) months and the maximum amount to request is $85.000 USD.

They may submit proposals:
 Organizations led by indigenous women holding positions in decision making of the organization and most of the technical positions;
 Organizations must be based and lead their work in accordance with the worldview of indigenous peoples.
 Groups of indigenous women in mixed organizations. To be eligible, at least one third of their leadership must be from indigenous women and / or there is a section of women within the organization that participates in decision-making.
 Preferably have your own legal status and a bank account in your name; in the case of organizations without legal status, they must provide evidence of a good experience of prior collaboration with their fiscal sponsor.

The themes of the projects to be financed at this level are:
 Incidence in political power
 Institutional strengthening
 Land, territory and resources,
 Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
 Access to public services

The large grants: Special consideration will be given to proposals that come from organizations and networks that are articulated or have alliances for their implementation. It may be implemented in a period of 12 (twelve) months and the maximum amount to request is $200.000 USD.

They will be able to participate:
 Organizations led by indigenous women holding decision-making positions in the organization and most of the technical positions;
 Organizations must be based and lead their work in accordance with the worldview of indigenous peoples, have their own legal status and a bank account in their name;
 The organization must have proven technical capacity in the areas and topics prioritized by this call.

The themes of the projects to be financed at this level are:
 Incidence in political power
 Institutional strengthening
 Land, territory and resources,
 Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
 Access to public services

The characteristics and type of supporting documentation requested can be seen in this document.

Donor Name: AYNI and The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI)
Funding name: AYNI Indigenous Women Fund

Deadline: 31st, July, 2018

Funding details link: https://www.lfs-ayni-fimi.com/eng

Funding limit:
● 
Small grants: The small grants will focus on projects whose implementation takes place in the 12 (twelve) month period and the maximum amount to request is $ 24,000 USD.
● The medium grants: The medium grants will focus on projects whose implementation takes place in the period of 12 (twelve) months and the maximum amount to request is $85.000 USD.
● The large grants: Special consideration will be given to proposals that come from organizations and networks that are articulated or have alliances for their implementation. It may be implemented in a period of 12 (twelve) months and the maximum amount to request is $200.000 USD.

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

Project start date: N//A

Project duration: 12 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Organizations or groups of organized indigenous women of all types are eligible: non-governmental organizations of indigenous peoples, community-Based organizations, associations or collectives, networks of promotion and joint action (national or regional)
● Only indigenous women’s organizations, networks and funds can present their projects, including mixed organizations. Organizations must be registered in their countries, in accordance with current legislation. It is important to note that organizations that have their headquarters and work outside the country where the Fund is invested, are not eligible to request funds from this Program.
● Organizations must be registered in accordance with current legislation in their respective territories and have a minimum of 3 years of activities. On the other hand, the requested amount cannot exceed 50% of the current budget of the organization (or the leading organization in the case of consortiums).
● Indigenous women’s groups and / or networks can submit projects jointly, as a consortium for any of the grant categories. To this end, one of the organizations will be responsible for receiving and managing the funds and signing the Memorandum of Understanding with
● FIMI in the event their project is approved.

Applicant organizations must have:
● 50% of indigenous women in their capacity as members of the Board of Directors / Board of Directors
● 70% of the resources of their projects and programs should be allocated to programs and actions directly for the rights of indigenous women

It is important that the organization be led by indigenous women. In the case of mixed organizations, the organization must guarantee and demonstrate that indigenous women have a delegation to represent the project and to make decisions about it.

The AYNI Indigenous Women’s Fund does not finance
1) Microcredit, microfinance and other income generation activities.
2) Provision of public services, such as the operation of health centers and others.
3) Direct or indirect interventions in electoral political or partisan activities such as electoral campaigns, electoral processes, support or opposition to a political candidate during elections and contributions to a political fund or to an individual candidate fund (although independent).
4) Transfer of funds: how to use the funds to grant grants and scholarships to other groups and individuals that are not part of the direct beneficiaries of the Project or the organization.
5) Purchase of land or construction of office space or any other space.

● Political parties, faith-based organizations, educational institutions and individuals are not eligible for funding independently or as part of a consortium.

Eligible Country:
Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Lebanon, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Middle East: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen.
Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives,  Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
Pacific: Micronesia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: www-lfs-ayni-fimi.org
● Guideline: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hIG7SVJRTxKKPDTZ5SmJ5R5iZVrZDOlv/view
● FAQ: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zNZo1Xz1pCw6mlsOPstdyujKQmtiV5Me/view

How to apply: The request is composed of the following components:
– Form
– Planning instruments (logical framework and activity schedule)
-Budget
– Backup documentation
● Letters of support: Organizations submitting projects must provide a letter of support or endorsement from the authorities or leaders of the community, and from a donor organization with which they have previously worked according to whether they are large, medium or small grant applications. In addition, the presentation of letters of support and references from indigenous women’s organizations of different local, regional, national or international work networks or public institutions of the state at their different levels, or from international organizations, will be highly valued. In the case of the projects presented by Consortium or Networks, it will be necessary for the member organizations to attach their support letter in the request made by the leading organization or main applicant.

● Organizations can present their projects until Thrusday 31st July, 2018, at 18:00 Hs. Lima, Peru, Through the online platform www-lfs-ayni-fimi.org.


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