World's cultural diversity has led us to approach different practices for women's rights, for example, in EU countries all women and men have equal rights, women can freely choose to whom vote for, in which organizations be involved and what partner and marriage she can have. In EU we teach early about women's rights and obligations as well. Being used to freedom of choice and movement, it is often hard to imagine the possibility, where we would have no choice, everything would have been demanded with no possibility to interfere, only because we belong to a different culture.
Sadly enough, in many places close by, women and adolescence girls don't share the same privileges as in more open and democratic countries. Far too often young women and girls have been forced into unwanted marriages, early childbirth and the access to education has been denied or closely controlled.
Fighting against women violation and exploitation, many organizations Worldwide has done researches, projects, trainings and workshops to help those in need.
The UNFPA ASRO and CAREMENA office now are conducting a study in the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA) region to identify and document strong examples of good practices and human interest stories (HIS) to showcase successful approaches to girl sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response girls programming, including harmful traditional practices such as early childbirth and forced marriage (CEFM) prevention and female genital mutilation (FGM), increasing access to SRH information and services, as well as prevention of unintended pregnancies among adolescent girls.
* Amplify voices of women and girls – particularly within groups most affected by GBV (gender-based violence): supporting women’s leadership, networks and coalitions to positively influence policies, laws, norms, and institutional practices toward gender justice.
* Engaging men and boys.
* Promoting inclusive, accountable institutions: supporting individuals and institutions to work in a way that is inclusive, effective and accountable to diverse people’s rights and needs.
* Build on relationships and capacities of solidarity groups: supporting strong relations – among family and intimate partners, peers and communities – toward gender justice, etc.
* Girls below 18 years as the impact group and may also target a variety of other groups such as men and boys, community leaders, government officials, service providers, etc.
* Can be a humanitarian or development program.
* Should be supported by evidence such as proposals, donor reports, internal and external evaluations, media material, and other related documents.
* Have been or currently are being implemented in the time frame of 2012-2017.
* Must be accompanied by HIS (human interest stories) to highlight its nature and impact and the story should include pictures.
Eligible Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, OPT, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Morocco.
Deadline: 27 October 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/women-and-gender/call-applications-unfpa-care-study-good-practices-gbv-srh-programing-girls/
Are you open, great thinker and leader who wants to implement social changes?
Then this Shuttleworth Foundation's Fellowship is made for you! Take part and meet other great minds!
The Shuttleworth Foundation is a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are at the forefront of social change. The Foundation looks for social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and could benefit from a social investment model with a difference. The program seeks exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge, and learning, with openness being the key requirement.
* Foundation invites individuals with a fresh approach to solving a social challenge, using openness, to apply to their Fellowship Program.
* Applications are invited from all over the world.
Deadline: 23 October 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/social-innovation/shuttleworth-foundation-fellowship-inviting-innovative-ideas-social-change-2/
The program produce new "distribution entrepreneurs" - social entrepreneurs who start new ventures that distribute proven life-enhancing technologies to millions of people living in extreme poverty. D-Prize expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world.
There are several D-prizes challenges, for example, in agriculture, global health, education etc.
* Winner will be awarded with up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists;
* Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.
* It is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.
* D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between).
* It is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world.
Deadline: 19 November 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/awards-and-prizes/apply-for-d-prize-recognizing-aspiring-entrepreneurs-from-across-the-world/
Do you have the next big idea in clean energy to create policy impact? If yes, then apply for the Clean Energy Lab Incubation Program!
The Clean Energy Lab is India’s first incubation program to support high potential ideas. It is initiative by Indian School of Business and Shakti Foundation and it is seeking applications for 5 exceptional ideas to create policy action on clean energy in India.
The Clean Energy Lab is looking for exceptional leaders and thinkers with big, audacious ideas to create research and evidence based policy impact in the area of clean energy in India.
Support of up to INR 4,80,000 during one year incubation period in the form of a monthly sustenance allowance so that fellows can focus on working on the idea.
Eligible Country: India
Deadline: 15 November 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/environment-conservation-climate-change-and-ecology/applications-open-for-clean-energy-lab-incubation-program-for-non-profits/
The reality of the world is multiple and elusive and only those who succeed in freeing themselves from various forms of dogmatism can ever hope to approach the multiple aspects of the divine.
Are you interested in India’s culture and art? This is perfect opportunity for you to learn more, enjoy and explore India’s artistic heritage together with India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues (FIND) .
The organisation is focusing on different artistic disciplines to create opportunities for artists and researchers of different nationalities to participate in joint activities as laboratories, research project, master-classes, workshops etc.
The target participants for the programme will be equally varied, ranging from music schools, orchestras, theatrical companies, art schools to individual musicians, photographers, dancers or other artists.
Grants of up to 6,000 euros each are offered for Indian and European projects related to the work and heritage of Alain Daniélou, the founder of FIND. The main focus is on Artistic and Intellectual dialogue between India and Europe.
Projects within the main areas of FIND’s competence and interest will be given priority.
Any person over the age of 18 is eligible. Young researchers are especially welcome.
Deadline: 15 December 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/arts-and-culture/applications-open-for-india-europe-foundation
To fight against bullying and its long-term, damaging effects and to raise awareness of it, The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation (BCSUF) is seeking applications for its grant program.
Often people who we don't understand or immediately doesn't fit in 'social norms' are the target of bullies, especially if they have different religion, sexual orientation, disabilities or mindset.
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the world’s first foundation who raise funds to support those organisations and people who work to stop the bullying. Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often targeted by bullies, they give particular attention to this community.
Eligibility Criteria: The Foundation funds UK-based projects that help to stop bullying, help those hurt by bullies, or help remove homophobia from sports.
Eligibility Country: United Kingdom
Deadline: 31 October 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/lesbian-gay-bisexuals-transgender-and-queer-lgbtq/apply-for-ben-cohen-standup-foundations-grant-program/
Do you have what it takes to become a professional travel photographer?
Submit your best photo essay featuring a place you have visited and tell us why you're the right person for the job to be in the running and win photographic assignment in Myanmar.
What you could win:
Go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Myanmar, with our friends at Intrepid Travel, and be mentored by professional travel photographer and Canon Master, Richard I'Anson. Plus, be decked out top-to-toe with adventure apparel from Kathmandu!
For more information please visit: www.worldnomads.com/create/scholarships/photography/2017/?utm_source=worldnomads&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scholarship-photo-2017-myanmar&utm_content=reminder-image
"Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words." / Tess Flanders /
The art of photography comes hand in hand with journalism these days precisely because of effectiveness what the picture can bring to the topic.
Understanding the power of Photojournalism, Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications for its Photojournalism grants program to develop a diverse new generation of photojournalists to tell original human stories from around the world.
If you are a passionate photojournalist who's ready to show your talent to the world, this opportunity is exactly for you!
Deadline: 10 November 2017
For more information, please visit: https://www2.fundsforngos.org/latest-funds-for-ngos/thomson-reuters-photojournalism-grants-developing-the-next-generation-of-photojournalists/
To celebrate and encourage more people to take action to provide possibility that everyone could have access to clean drinking water, The World Water Council (WWC) is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 King Hassan II Great World Water Prize.
Water is one of basic needs for all living beings - humans, animals, plants - not to live but purely to survive. As the air, we all need water. Often we don't think about air we are breathing or water we are drinking multiple times per day. It's just natural to have it, to use it and to waist it.
As absurd as it is, in some countries it's a privilege to have access for clean,drinkable water. Families and children walk great lenghts to have access to water source,and even then, with no guarantee that it is safe to drink it.
Reaching out for people, many organizations and individuals are doing their best to raise awareness among citizens, provide help where it is needed and invest in future where everyone could have accessibility to clean drinking water.
Falling within the overarching framework of “Cooperation and solidarity in the fields of management and development of water resources”, this Sixth Edition of the Great Prize will reward the candidates making contributions around the specific theme of “Working towards greater solidarity and inclusion in order to ensure water security and climate justice.”
The Prize will be awarded for the sixth time during the 8th World Water Forum, which will take place in Brasilia, Brazil, on 18 March 2018.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Interested applicants must fill the online Nomination form through the given website.
For more information, please visit: King Hassan II Great World Water Prize.
There are many people and many organization, govermental and non - govermental, who trusts in education, has resources and want to provide you to get sholarship.
Nowadays many people are studying spending their time earning degree for hope of better future and suitable work position what could more easy lead to fulfilled life.
As hard as it could be to take your studies in high level and preform the best you can, also is finding resources to found the path of the education.
One of greatest ways is to earn a sholarship, and, no, you don't need to be the best in your class or possess special qualities to get one! All you need to do is invest in your motivation and think about your future, to present yourslef in the most fitting way and as best as you can.
Read here about biggest misconceptions about scholarships, and you will see, that there is possibility for everyone!
For more information, please visit: http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/articles/financing-tips/10-biggest-misconceptions-about-scholarships
The First of May is celebrated around the world as International workers’ day to commemorate the working class’ fights in the late nineteenth century to gain the 8-hour work day.
In accordance with our Human Rights campaign and to pay tribute to this day, we want to remind you of Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.”
Nowadays, even with laws restricting working hours and unions protecting the workers’ rights, many people are still subjected to unfair working hours, no leisure time or holidays.
We encourage all people to stand for their rights searching for a solution that can allow workers to work, abiding also their own needs.
Of course, there are many people knowing that it is a right to have leisure time, but they don’t have the possibility to have it recognized and they cannot skip their “workshift”
By spreading this right, we hope to increase awareness of employees and employers about it.
For further information about the Origin of May Day click on 1st of May
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights : http://goo.gl/wB6kQg
The poster below is part of a campaign raised during the international project "IntercultuReality " which involved young people from different EU countries in several activities related to Human Rights and its awareness. Realizing that HR are not well known and recognized as it should, they created different posters based on some of the articles of the Declaration, in order to sensitize more people about Human Rights and the current reality. For the following months, we are going to show these posters to support their campaign.
For more information about the project INTERCULTUREALITY visit the blog http://intercultureality.blogspot.it/
To be or not to be... Formal. Online InformaGiovani publication on formal and non-formal education in youth and voluntary work
Resulted from a two years project implemented in Africa, Asia and Europe, the publication "To be or not to be... formal", is now online.
The publication is an handbook on theoretical and practical aspects of formal and non-formal education in youth and voluntary work.
The publication contains theoretical elements and practical suggestions for youth and voluntary organizations on how to improve the quality and the educational impact of their activities, and on how to make it recognized by the formal educational system: schools and universities.
A wide section of the publication is aimed to provide ideas, hints and examples of actual non-formal educational activities that can be used in the frame of trainings organized by NGOs and other subjects.
The publication can be:
The project "To be or not to be... formal" was implemented in 2015 and 2016 in Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Kenya, Portugal, Spain and Vietnam, in the frame of Key Action 2 of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum offers an incredible opportunity to make yourself heard in the General Assembly of the United Nations. The delegates of the forum will participate in creating action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Northeastern University and present their ideas at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The trip between 15-26 July to Boston and New York City will be covered by ELS Educational Services, Inc.
The 60 lucky delegates are chosen through the Many Languages, One World essay contest. So if you feel like the forum is something you would like to be a part of, write an essay and have the chance to win!
Requirements for the essay:
For more information, click on Many Languages, One World
March 21st marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Although many racially discriminatory laws have been abolished in many countries, racism is still one of the biggest issues in the world.
“Racism and intolerance can take various forms — from denying individuals the basic principles of equality to fuelling ethnic hatred that may lead to genocide — all of which can destroy lives and fracture communities.”
This year, the UN is turning the focus on the treatment of migrants on this day under the theme “Racial profilling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migrants” since refugees and migrants are affected greatly by racial discrimination. They flee from the hate of their countries and come to another to be faced again with discrimination. They are regarded as someone who does not deserve the same behaviour as the people born in that country and are often even subjected to torture. In order to stop this unjust occurrence and in continuation with our Human Rights Campaign, we would like to remind you of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
Unfortunately, there are still countries who are not taking this right into account in their policies regarding migrants. According to the Independent, Australia is one of the countries guilty of this: their immigant detention centres have been accused of torturing the inhabitants of the centres in different ways. Many of the migrants there have been held in detention for over a year with no trial and are only gaining medical help to be tortured more. In addition, the Guardian has reported that in Mexico police officers are torturing migrants travelling through the country. This is done since the police have been set a quota of migrants from Central America to be deported and in order to meet it, police officers are even detaining Mexican citizens who do not speak Spanish and torturing them into confession of being Central American.
Thus, to combat this, the United Nations invites you to participate in the campaing Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage people to take a stand if they see someone’s rights being violated.
To know more about the campaign Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today visit the website Stand up for human rights
Check the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The poster above is part of a campaign raised during the international project "IntercultuReality " which involved young people from different EU countries in several activities related to Human Rights and its awareness. Realizing that HR are not well known and recognized as it should, they created different posters based on some of the articles of the Declaration, in order to sensitize more people about Human Rights and the current reality. For the following months, we are going to show these posters to support their campaign.
For more information about the project visit the blog INTERCULTUREALITY
Sources used: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/there-is-increasing-evidence-that-australia-is-torturing-refugees-medical-experts-claim-a7107256.html
Plural+ Youth Video Festival is video festival which gives young people possibility to discover migration, diversity and social inclusion by their own videos and help them to share their creativity with the world. If you have original and creative video ideas about one of the theme: Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion, you can join the festival with your video. Winners will awards with 1000$ prize and full covered invitation to attend the PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony held in New York (USA) in the fall of 2017.
Plural+ is a collaboration between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration having the final aim to encourage young people to become agents of social change in their communities through power of creative digital media.
WHO CAN APPLY?
All the young people no older than 25 years old. There will be three aged categories: up to 12, 13-17, 18-25 years old and each category will get awards separately.
As long as all the group members are younger than 25 years old, participants can work on one video as a collaborative work.
HOW TO APPLY?
Deadline: 04 June 2017.
For more information you can visit the webpage of Plural+
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