Do you know organizations creating safer urban environments for women?
It is our great pleasure to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Womanity Award, which supports and scales proven, innovative, and replicable approaches that prevent violence against women.
Please spread the word about this opportunity to qualified candidates.
We believe in innovative solutions, the power of collaboration, and that addressing the root causes of Violence Against Women (VAW) will create sustainable, systemic change. At the heart of the Womanity Award is a desire to raise the profile of successful projects and to create opportunities to scale them, through efficient and strong partnerships.
The next iteration of the Award will highlight programs that are contributing to creating safer urban environments for women.
• Gender aware architecture
• Better data analysis
• Bottom-up neighborhood mobilization,
• Gender transformative approaches
• Urban public and private spaces promoting dignity and trust
• Initiatives that promote Women’s voice and visibility in public and private spacesand that contribute to prevent violence against women.
The Principle: Partnership in Practice
An organization that has demonstrated success in deploying a program to prevent violence against women thereby making women safer in the urban environment [the Innovation Partner] will adapt, extend, and replicate that initiative in a new setting in cooperation with a local organization of their choice [the Scale-up Partner], and the technical and financial assistance of the Womanity Foundation.
The Award Package: A combination of connections, coaching, technical assistance and funds
The winning pair of Innovation-Scale up partners will receive a package of up to Swiss CHF 300,000 worth of professional services, staff time, learning field visits, impact measurement, and any relevant expertise or resources necessary for the scaling up of the program, over a 3-year period.
Deadline for nominations: 31st October 2017
Selected organizations will then be invited to submit a proposal with their evidence.