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Renewed Women’s Voice and Leadership-Somalia – Funding opportunity by invitation only

This funding opportunity is part of Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC’s) Department-Initiated – Multiple Invitations (DIMI) pilot project within GAC’s funding processes for international assistance. Only organizations invited by GAC can apply.

Application period

Invited organizations have until August 8, 2024 to apply.


Action area(s): Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
Geographic focus: Somalia
Estimated size of projects: Up to CAD $7,000,000
Number of projects to be funded: 1 or none
Overall Budget: Up to CAD $7,000,000
Objectives: Support local women’s rights organizations (WROs) and feminist movements working for women’s rights and gender equality. The selected project will: enhance organizational sustainability of local WROs to deliver their mandates; strengthen programming and advocacy by WROs and women human rights defenders to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and increase the effectiveness of sub-national, national, regional and global women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change.

Eligibility (by invitation only)

Organizations invited to submit a concept note have demonstrated experience in supporting gender equality and women’s rights in Somalia. They meet the following preliminary criteria:

Please note that an invitation to submit a concept note is not a promise for funding. GAC reserves the right to fund or not fund a project in the context of this process.


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