The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated exclusively to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls.
Over the past two decades, UN Trust Fund grantees have demonstrated that with sustained resources and dedicated work, violence against women and girls can be prevented and eliminated.
The UN Trust Fund supports initiatives, like yours, that have a tangible and sustainable impact. To date, it has supported 462 organizations in 139 countries and territories. The UN Trust Fund is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system.
In December 2019, EWEI started a partnership with the UN Trust Fund on the Our Safe Spaces (OSS) Project. OSS will run from December 2019 to November 2022.
ProBono Clearing House was set up in 2018 and is firmly committed to enabling disadvantaged and underprivileged persons have access to justice, counsel, and legal services at no cost to them.
The Clearing House aims to bridge the gap between persons and organisations seeking legal services and lawyers or law firms willing to provide these services pro bono, voluntarily and at no cost to the recipient. Additionally, the Clearing House aims at enlightening the Nigerian society on how justice for all can only be actualised bya deliberate pro bono culture.
Through its pro bono work and partnerships, the Clearing House hopes to bring sound legal advice, representation, and counselling to those who would ordinarily have access to it by reason of their financial or social status.
IntiRaymi Fund (IRF) is a global human rights foundation created to change the way we all think about philanthropy. IRF believes it is time to provide People with a way to be more effective in how they give.
Most importantly, IRF believes it is time to provide the People they help with Dignity and Respect in the process.
In 2018, IRF started supporting three EWEI programmes: Economic Empowerment Partnerships (EEP), Educational Subsidy Programme (ESP) and the Civic Education and Participation for Women Project (CEPWOP).
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme: Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme is a DFID funded initiative aimed at helping Nigerians better manage conflict and ensure the reduction in cases of violent conflict. The programme is a cost-effective intervention to reduce violence and improve stability. This includes technical assistance to improve the co-ordination of security providers and make them more accountable to the public, supporting communities to manage conflicts around land use and oil spills, supporting the implementation of a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security as well as creating safe spaces for girls and women so as to protect them from violence, and small grants to help civil society organisations innovate and expand their peace building efforts.
Currently, the programme is working at the federal, state and local government level. The programme focus is on eight states in conflict-affected parts of the country. In the North Kaduna, Kano, Yobe and Borno, in the Middle Belt Plateau, in the Niger Delta Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta. EWEI’s 2015 Know and Say No activities were implemented with the support of the NRSP.
Open Meadows Foundation: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.
Dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots, Generations For Peace empowers volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence. Carefully-facilitated sport-based games, art, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment activities provide an entry point to engage children, youth and adults, and a vehicle for integrated education and sustained behavioural change.
State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) Nigeria:The State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) is a demand-side governance programme. In ten states in Nigeria, we support civil society groups, media houses and State House of Assembly elected representatives to be informed, credible and effective agents of citizen voice and accountability. As a result, our partners are playing an effective part in promoting more responsive, accountable and inclusive state governance, and making a difference to the lives of people in their states.
Gender Working Group : The Kaduna State Gender and Education Working Group is an Advocacy Project of SAVI Kaduna. A coalition of CSOs identified and brought together by SAVI to work on improving the quality of education and engendering the education sector in Kaduna State. The vision of GWG is : ‘‘A Kaduna state where policies and programme are gender sensitive and socially included” and its mission is to “Identify gender issues and Promote policies and programme through research and analysis for effective policy advocacy”.
Objectives of the AP include ; to engage and influence in strategically identified government planning processes to incorporate G&SI and to build the capacity of members and partners for effective engagement in policy advocacy.
Membership of the GWG include ABANTU For Development, Centre for Development Research Advocacy (CDRA), Centre for Media Development and Project (CFMD), Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI), Fatima Dikko Foundation (FDF), Federal Radio Cooperative of Nigeria(FRCN), Gender Awareness Trust(GAT), Girl Child Concern(GCC), Global Community Prime Initiative (GCPI), Hope for the Village Child (H4C), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Kaduna State Blind Welfare Association(KASBWA), Leads Nigeria, National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ),Women with Disability Self Reliance Centre (WDSRC) and Youth Orphan and Widow Empowerment (YOWE). EWEI Programme Director served as GWG co-ordinator from 2010 – 2011. Look for GWG on Facebook at GENDER WORKING GROUP – KADUNA.
ABANTU for Development: ABANTU for Development is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation, established in October 1991. It is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
The Nigeria Country Office (NCO) based in Kaduna, North West Nigeria commenced operations in 1996. ABANTU has gained credibility in Nigeria as an effective and credible gender and policy advocacy organization. It is also popularly reffred to as the “NGO of NGOs” as a result of its expertise and experience of strengthening the management and service delivery capacity of NGOs and CBOs that work with and for women.