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UN Women is pleased to announce the launch of the Civil Society Grant Facility for the programme “Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality” (F4GE). The programme aims to “increase the volume and effective use of aid and domestic resources to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment” by strengthening accountability for the implementation of gender equality commitments in financing decisions of governments and donors.
Under the F4GE Programme, a grant making facility will be available to support innovative knowledge building, advocacy, capacity building, alliance-building and networking for financing for gender equality. This facility is intended to contribute to one of the programme outcomes, “Feminist economists and gender equality advocates have engaged effectively in supporting stronger policy coherence on gender equality in the economic and development effectiveness policy fora”.
The grant making facility provides a flexible mechanism that allows civil society organizations the opportunity to test innovative approaches for generating new knowledge, undertake effective advocacy and perform a critical citizen monitoring role, in relation to financing for gender equality. The grants provided will support implementation of activities over a period of one year. The facility is intended to contribute to the following objectives:
a) Build knowledge and evidence on financing for gender equality
b) Build Capacity of Gender Equality Advocates to demand and monitor Financing for Gender Equality
c) Empower networks of feminist economists and women’s organizations for effective policy advocacy for accountability and financing for gender equality