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.

About the Womanity Award
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 2018 Theme: Creating Safer Urban Environments for Women
The built environment should be efficient, sustainable, and liveable. It should first feel safe.
The next iteration of the Award will highlight programs that are contributing to creating safer urban environments for women.
Creating safer private and public environments means harnessing the power of women and men, businesses, public institutions, and civic society, to design and develop, among others:
• 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

Nominate for the Womanity Award 2018 and view the eligibility criteria. You can also forward this opportunity to a relevant connection.
Selected organizations will then be invited to submit a proposal with their evidence.
The deadline for final proposals is 20th December 2017.

For more information or questions, please contact us.

Read about the previous award winners.