Call for Proposals: SIDA Feminist approaches to Anti-Corruption

Deadline: 31-Oct-23

With the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Global Fund for Women has launched a learning project to explore feminist approaches to anti-corruption.

The learning project on Feminist Approaches to Anti-corruption seeks to support groups, organizations, collectives, and networks tackling corruption in their contexts with a feminist and intersectional approach to expand the current understanding of context-responsive initiatives on anti-corruption. The project would like to invite groups, organizations, collectives, and networks eager to learn, share, and wrestle with questions that can strengthen their ecosystem’s capacity to prevent and mitigate corruption to participate in an open call for proposals.

Key Priorities
To be considered for award, candidates should be working directly or indirectly on the learning project’s key priorities:Further research on the impact of corruption on marginalized communities and the participation and leadership of these communities in designing and implementing anti-corruption efforts. They include LGBTQIA+ communities, racial and ethnic minorities, black and Afro-descendant communities, indigenous peoples, and people living with disabilities.Stronger safety and security mechanisms, including whistleblowing and culturally appropriate tools, to protect individuals and organizations engaged in anti-corruption efforts from violent and non-violent forms of retaliation from governments or other powerful groups.Culturally appropriate methodologies to collect and produce accurate data on sextortion and other patriarchal power dynamics that reproduce gender stereotypes and reduce girls’ and women’s access to basic public services like health, education, employment, and decision-making spaces. Information should be disaggregated by gender identities, race, ethnicity, disability, age, etc.Explore alternative approaches for managing risks, promote accountability and compliance requirements to support activists and organizations working in conflict zones and during humanitarian crises.A more comprehensive approach that recognizes and addresses the linkages between Illicit Financial Flows and corruption, particularly how wealthy multinational corporations use tax avoidance schemes and secrecy jurisdictions for their private gain, disproportionately impacting the most marginalized groups.Practices for strengthening existing policies and laws and/or identifying the gaps in the existing policies and laws, to bring about broader community or institutional benefit or change.

Funding Information
Grant amounts will range from $20,000 USD to $50,000 USD (flexible funding) per year, with the option of receiving multi-year support.

Eligibility Criteria
To kick off this project, they invite proposals from groups, organizations, collectives, and networks eager to learn, share, and wrestle with questions to prevent and mitigate corruption.
Applicants based or working in the following countries will be prioritized: Armenia, Kenya, Guatemala, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Uganda, and Syria, or Syrian-led initiatives working in exile (the proposed work should focus on one or more of these contexts).

Feminist groups working on building grassroots people power, feminist self-led groups, and feminist initiatives working with vulnerable or historically marginalized groups, such as LGBTQIA+ people, Black and Indigenous people, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees, girls and adolescents, and sex workers, will also have priority in the proposal review process.


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